First Coronavirus Case in Washington State

Veronica Farias
(509) 886-6427
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East Wenatchee, WA – On January 21, 2020 the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) confirmed the first national case of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in a Snohomish County resident. While the risk to the general public is low, DOH is working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Snohomish Health District (SHD) to identify and contact all individuals who may have come in contact with the infected traveler.

If you traveled from Wuhan, China, the current recommendations are to contact your medical provider if you develop any symptoms of fever and/or cough. It is currently cold and flu season, and Chelan-Douglas Health District (CDHD) encourages these basic steps to help prevent any illness:

• Wash your hands frequently

• Cover your cough

• Stay home from school and work if you are sick

For additional information about the on-going 2019-nCoV investigation, please follow CDHD on Facebook and Twitter: @ChelanDouglasHD or visit the SHD, DOH and CDC websites.

Additional Resources:

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Washington State Department of Health

Chelan-Douglas Health District


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Fax: (509) 886-6478
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