COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) in Washington State
Posted on 02/11/2020

This is an evolving situation. This article will be updated as more information is available.

Last Updated 02/11/2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is closely monitoring an outbreak caused by the 2019 novel (new) coronavirus, which was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. Cases have since been confirmed in the U.S., as well as in other countries.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, some of which pass from human to human and others among animals. In rare cases, animal coronaviruses can evolve and infect people. This virus causes fever and respiratory illness.

On February 11th, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared an official name for the new coronavirus disease: COVID-19. We are still learning about this virus. To control the spread of the virus, travelers returning from China may go through added screenings at the airports or be asked to limit their contact with others. The immediate threat to the general American public remains low. 

The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington State, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.

No cases have been reported in Benton or Franklin Counties.

COVID-19 in
Benton & Franklin Counties
 Positive (Confirmed) Cases
 Persons Under Investigation 0


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More Information:

WA DOH Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

Public Health Insider: 

CDC Health Alert for travelers from Wuhan (健康预警) (PDF)

CDC Travel Advisories