2 posts,updated 11:25 am EST On Sunday, the first post-coronavirus case in Washington State was confirmed by the Washington State Department of Health.
Washington State Health spokesman Michael Smith says the department has been contacted by more than 10 people who were in Washington when the virus first appeared.
Smith says at this point, the department does not believe the case is linked to the coronaviruses in the state.
The state also reported another case, which was confirmed on Tuesday by a private lab.
“There are no cases of this strain in the region,” Smith says.
In a press conference on Tuesday, Gov.
Jay Inslee said the state’s coronaviral surveillance system detected three cases of the strain in Washington, but none of them were linked to any of the four coronavire types.
There is a strong case for the possibility that we are having a second wave of infections, but we’re not quite there yet, Inslee told reporters.
What the state is doing is testing people in other states and in other parts of the country, Smith says, and he says the results have been encouraging.
As of this morning, there are more than 2,000 coronavires in Washington state.
The state has reported 2,746 cases, or 3.8 percent of all cases.
The last time there were two consecutive weeks with more than 3,000 cases was in January, 2013, when there were 2,845.
But in Washington on Monday, there was just one case.
According to the Washington Post, the woman who died of the virus was visiting the state from Oregon.
This post has been updated with more information from Washington.