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12 new COVID-19 cases in Spokane announced Sunday, no new deaths

UPDATED: Mon., April 13, 2020

Missie Hunter, on left, a nurse from MultiCare Deaconess Hospital, wears personal protective equipment (PPE) as she assists people seeking a COVID-19 test in this April 2, 2020 photo. Twelve new cases of the novel coronavirus were reported Easter Sunday in Spokane County. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)
Missie Hunter, on left, a nurse from MultiCare Deaconess Hospital, wears personal protective equipment (PPE) as she assists people seeking a COVID-19 test in this April 2, 2020 photo. Twelve new cases of the novel coronavirus were reported Easter Sunday in Spokane County. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Spokane County rose to 274 on Sunday, the Spokane Regional Health District reported, 12 more than the day before.

There were no new reported deaths. To date, 14 Spokane County residents have died of the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Of those cases, 52 were admitted to a hospital at some point. Twenty-one patients remain hospitalized.

For the week ending Sunday, there were 53 new cases of the virus confirmed in Spokane County. The previous week, 111 cases were confirmed through testing, according to figures provided by the health district.

Health officials continue to urge residents to practice social distancing, and federal guidelines recommend wearing a cloth mask in public settings to prevent the spread of the virus. A statewide stay-home order is in place through May 4.

There were nearly 200 new cases of coronavirus reported statewide Sunday evening for a total 10,411. Deaths in Washington rose to 508 on Sunday, up 17 from the day before.

In North Idaho, there were no new cases or hospitalizations Sunday, according to the Panhandle Health District. Currently, there are 48 confirmed cases with five hospitalizations and zero deaths within the health district’s boundaries, which include Boundary, Bonner, Kootenai, Benewah and Shoshone counties.

As of Sunday, there were 1,426 cases in Idaho, an increase of 19 from the day before. There were no new reported deaths.

Editor’s note: This story has been changed to correct the increase of COVID-19 cases.

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