Washington reports nearly 2,000 COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Department of Health reported 1,987 new COVID-19 cases and 11 new deaths while health officials and doctors continued to urge people not to have Thanksgiving gatherings. The update Thursday brings the total number of deaths due to the coronavirus to 2,603 statewide with 137,411 cases. The Seattle Times reports that 9,673 people have been hospitalized in the state due to the virus with 31 new hospitalizations since Wednesday, according to state officials. A new virus outbreak is also happening at a long-term care facility in Yakima, where officials say 50 people have been infected and four people have died.