Increasing King County COVID-19 case numbers for March 10, point to importance of social distancing  

Crossposted from Public Health Insider 

With increasing number of COVID-19 cases, Public Health – Seattle & King County urges King County residents to take very seriously the recommendations to limit social contacts and minimize the spread of COVID-19 in the community.  

Public Health is reporting 74 new cases today, bringing the official case count total in King County to 190. In addition, two new deaths are reported, bringing the total deaths to 22.


Access to more testing is showing us that COVID-19 is spreading more rapidly in King County. Ten long-term care facilities have reported positive COVID-19 cases. This underscores why it is critically important for residents to take seriously the precautions announced previously:

  • Employers should encourage and enable as many employees as possible to telecommute and follow other guidance for businesses.
  • Avoid bringing large groups of people together, and consider postponing events and gatherings.

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