Three Suspected Coronavirus Cases Under Investigation in Yakima
Yakima Health District officials say three cases of suspected coronavirus are under investigation in Yakima. Health District spokeswoman Lilian Bravo says they're now waiting for test results, which are expected within the next three to five days. All three patients are quarantined.
No coronavirus cases have yet been found in Yakima County, and Bravo says the health district continues to work closely with schools, nursing homes and hospitals.
Carole Peet, the new CEO of Virginia Mason Memorial Hospital, says they're working with the district and planning for the future. She says they're screening people outside the hospital emergency room for signs of the virus and have taken numerous measures and precautions to keep those suspected of having the virus isolated from other patients.