Virus sparks prison riot, hits more WA long-term care homes

SEATTLE (AP) — Inmates at a Washington state prison staged a large protest following new coronavirus diagnoses at the facility. They asked the Supreme Court to order the state to release some inmates and test everyone. Health officials say they continue to see large numbers of cases in the state’s long-term care facilities. More than 9,600 people have tested positive for COVID-19 and at least 446 have died, according to the Department of Health. State Health Officer Dr. Kathy Lofy said there are signs that the state has begun to “flatten the curve” but said people should continue to stay home and keep their distance from others.