Seattle resident visiting Canada tests presumptive positive for coronavirus

Mar 5 2020, 4:36 pm

A Seattle resident who is visiting family in Canada has tested presumptive positive for coronavirus.

According to Canadian officials, she is believed to be in her fifties and sought assessment for respiratory illness. The officials are now working with officials in Washington “to determine where her exposure may have been.”

According to health officials, she is believed to be in her fifties and sought assessment for respiratory illness.

The news came on Thursday afternoon from Canadian provincial health authorities, who’d announced eight new presumptive cases of coronavirus in BC, bringing the province’s total to 13.

In Washington, there is currently a total of 70 coronavirus cases, ranging from non-severe to critical. As of this afternoon, King County has a total of 10 coronavirus-related deaths.

Public Health Officials in King County have announced that they are planning to create an isolation community for those infected, as well as modular housing to help get homeless persons off the streets.

If you are in King County and believe you were exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, or if you’re a healthcare provider with questions about COVID-19, contact the novel coronavirus call center at 206-477-3977.