Washington reports 50 new coronavirus deaths, 2,090 cases

SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Department of Health has reported 50 additional COVID-19 deaths and 2,090 new cases as of Wednesday. The Seattle Times reports the update brings the state’s totals to 172,432 cases and 2,900 deaths, meaning that 1.7% of people diagnosed in Washington have died, according to the Department of Health. The data is as of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday. The state also reported 11,195 people have been hospitalized because of the virus with 241 new hospitalizations as of Wednesday. On the Port Gamble S’Klallam Reservation in North Kitsap, officials said this week that an outbreak of the coronavirus has infected more than a dozen people and forced nearly 50 close contacts into isolation.