The Health District reports the first COVID-19 deaths in 18 days in Spokane County

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SPOKANE, Washington. – The Spokane Regional Health District reports that 39 people died from COVID-19 in Spokane County, and 1,224 tested positive.

This generates 25 new positive cases and two deaths in the last 24 hours; Spokane County had not seen any deaths from COVID-19 in 18 days. The Health District reports that 35 county residents are currently hospitalized for treatment with coronavirus.

These events occur when Governor Inslee ordered all Washingtonians to wear masks in public, and after a visit with Spokane health officials, concerned about increasing hospitalizations.

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