Report: COVID-19 cases on the rise in Washington state

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Department of Health says coronavirus infections are on the increase on both sides of the Cascades. The situation report says state epidemiologists have seen a particularly large increases in Benton, Yakima, Spokane and Franklin counties, but said the latest data through the end of May indicates likely increases in infections across the state. The results, the report says, includes increases in coronavirus transmission over Memorial Day weekend, but not infections that may have occurred during recent protests that have drawn tens of thousands of people together in cities and towns across the state.