A total of 3,180 cases of COVID-19 were reported across Washington state in the past seven days, approaching the weekly totals seen at the previous height of the outbreak in the state nearly three months ago.
The latest statewide total represents a 14% increase from the previous week, according to GeekWire’s analysis of data from the Washington State Department of Health. It’s a 150% jump from the state’s weekly low of 1,252 confirmed COVID-19 cases, which came in the week ended May 23, a little more than a month ago.
GeekWire Chart based on Washington State Department of Health Data.
Appearing on CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday morning, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee emphasized the importance of wearing masks and criticized President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for their recent comments on the crisis.
“When I’ve heard the vice president talk about how things are just hunky dory, it’s just maddening,” Inslee said. “The situation is critical in many places across the United States, and all the happy talk and wishful thinking the world is not going to wash that away.”
He added, “So we are taking very strong measures to get people to mask up. We know that’s the …read more