State on virus: ‘Washington’s numbers aren’t looking great’

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Health officials are reporting 838 additional COVID-19 cases and 12 more deaths in Washington. The the state Department of Health said Tuesday evening that the latest numbers bring the state up to 48,575 cases and at least 1,465 deaths. Officials say since the pandemic began, 841,184 tests for the coronavirus have been done in the state with about 5.8% of those coming back positive. Over the past week, about 5.5% of tests in Washington have been positive. The World Health Organization recommends the rate be 5% or less.