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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 2, 2020 CONTACT: Heather Thomas, 425.339.8688, firstname.lastname@example.org
First Death from Coronavirus (COVID-19) of Snohomish County resident. Fourth case announced.
*Updated at 3:32 p.m. March 2
SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – The Snohomish Health District has received notice of a new case of COVID-19. The presumptive positive test result came back from the State Public Health Laboratory, bringing the total number of cases in Snohomish County to four. The District has also just learned that one of its cases previously reported has sadly passed away.
New case information:
Updated case information:
Previously announced cases:
The Health District is leading the effort to as quickly as possible identify close contacts of the new confirmed case. At this time, it appears to be another case of community transmission.
How the public can help:
As we anticipate more cases, the Health District will no longer issue press releases for each individual case. Updates will be posted on the website at www.snohd.org/ncov2019 by 4:00 p.m. each day.
The Board of Health will receive a briefing today at 5:00 p.m. with latest updates. That meeting will be livestreamed through the Snohomish Health District’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/SnohomishHealth.