Washington health officials report 576 new COVID-19 cases

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Department of Health reports 576 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 deaths. King County continues to have the highest numbers in Washington, with 17,623 cases and 694 deaths. Yakima County is second, with 10,625 cases and 221 deaths. Pierce is third with cases at 6,150. Statewide totals from the illness caused by the coronavirus are at 67,461 cases and 1,781 deaths. Thirty-seven people with confirmed COVID-19 cases were admitted to Washington state hospitals on Aug. 8, the most recent date with complete data.