Coronavirus death toll in Washington state surpasses 130

Washington state health officials said there were more than 300 newly confirmed cases of coronavirus Tuesday, bringing the total to 2,580 with 132 deaths. The bulk remains in the Seattle area, where King County has seen 1,359 people fall ill with 94 deaths.

The state Health Department indicated the increase in confirmed cases was due to expanded testing capacity.

Gov. Jay Inslee, who Monday night issued a stay at home order, has also suspended some parts of Washington’s open-government laws. His mandate temporarily suspends parts of the state’s Open Public Meetings Act that require government bodies to hold meetings in public places that are open
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