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COVID-19 two years later: First US case reported in Washington state

WASHINGTON - This week marks two years since COVID-19 changed lives in Washington state, across the country and throughout the world.On Jan. 19, 2020, a Snohomish County man in his 30s went to an urgent care clinic with symptoms of pneumonia and was taken to Everett’s Providence Regional Medical Center to be treated.Two days later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed it was the first case of coronavirus in the U.S. after deploying a team to the state to help with contact tracing efforts.According to the CDC, the man had returned from a trip to Wuhan, China after visiting family and arrived at Sea-Tac International Airport asymptomatic.

In mid-December 2019, the CDC reported a cluster of patients in Wuhan were experiencing shortness of breath and a fever.After confirming the virus could spread human-to-human, the World Health Organization announced the official name of the disease causing the coronavirus outbreak: COVID-19. It was an abbreviation of coronavirus disease 2019.On Feb. 29, 2020, King County officials announced the first death in the U.S.

from COVID-19. The person who died was a man in his 50s who had underlying health conditions but had no history of travel or contact with a known COVID-19 case.After the first reported death, King County health officials reported a COVID-19 outbreak at a Life Care Center facility in Kirkland, it became the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the country.RELATED: COVID-19 cases continue to climb at Kirkland nursing facilityOn March 11, 2020, the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Shortly after, former President Donald J.

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WASHINGTON - This week marks two years since COVID-19 changed lives in Washington state, across the country and throughout the world.On Jan. 19, 2020, a Snohomish County man in his 30s went to an urgent care clinic with symptoms of pneumonia and was taken to Everett’s Providence Regional Medical Center to be treated.Two days later, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed it was the first case of coronavirus in the U.S. after deploying a team to the state to help with contact tracing efforts.According to the CDC, the man had returned from a trip to Wuhan, China after visiting family and arrived at Sea-Tac International Airport asymptomatic.
SEATTLE - The Center for Covid Control announced it is "pausing operations" at all of its 300 testing locations until Jan. 22 after widespread reports of consumer complaints and allegations of fake tests.On Wednesday, FOX 13 News reported that the Better Business Bureau was investigating the Illinois-based COVID-19 testing company that is being inundated with negative reviews and complaints.

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