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3 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Spokane County reported Sunday as new testing sites open up

UPDATED: Sun., May 3, 2020

U.S. Navy Reserve Lieutenant Commander Lisa Tisch, ARNP prepares to work at Providence Express Care 's COVID-19 testing site in Spokane on Friday, April 17, 2020. People who have the symptoms of COVID-19 – including a cough, high fever or shortness of breath –should get tested, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)
U.S. Navy Reserve Lieutenant Commander Lisa Tisch, ARNP prepares to work at Providence Express Care 's COVID-19 testing site in Spokane on Friday, April 17, 2020. People who have the symptoms of COVID-19 – including a cough, high fever or shortness of breath –should get tested, Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday. (Kathy Plonka / The Spokesman-Review)

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Spokane County continued to slow Sunday with three new confirmed cases and no new deaths.

As of Sunday there were 372 cases in the county with 22 deaths, according to the Spokane Regional Health District. The health district updates numbers on its website Monday through Friday but sends weekend updates through the Inland COVID-19 Response Emergency Coordination Center.

For the week ending Sunday there were 24 new cases of the novel coronavirus confirmed in Spokane County, down from 41 confirmed cases the week before. Beginning Friday several local health care providers offered tests for the virus. The testing center at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center will reopen Monday, staffed by members of the Washington National Guard.

Statewide there were just over 15,185 cases as of Saturday evening with 834 deaths, up 182 cases and four deaths from the day before, respectively. Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday extended his stay-home order through the end of May, though some restrictions will start to be eased.

In nearby Kootenai County there were 62 cases as of Saturday afternoon with no deaths. In Idaho, where stage one of reopening began this week under order of Gov. Brad Little, there were 2,061 cases with 64 deaths. Case numbers were not updated Sunday by the Panhandle Health District or the Idaho Department of Health.

In the United States there were over 1.1 million cases and 65,735 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday.

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