16th death in Washington traced to COVID-19

A total of 16 people in Washington state have now died from the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), according to the Washington State Department of Health.

Deaths due to COVID-19 have been confirmed in six counties: King, Snohomish, Grant, Jefferson, Pierce and Clark counties.

State health officials said 15 of those who died have been in King County. One death had been reported in Snohomish County.

King County remains the epicenter of the outbreak, with 71 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Another 27 have been reported in Snohomish County.

In all, 102 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, officials reported Saturday.

The number of people under public health supervision remains at 156 patients.

As of 11 a.m. Saturday, the Kitsap Public Health District said no cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in Kitsap County. Fourteen people have been tested, with negative results for four patients so far. All negative tests reported so far has come from testing at the University of Washington.

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