Washington state's coronavirus death toll reached 1,000 in the 24 hours ending 11:59 p.m. May 15, the Department of Health reported Saturday. That was an increase of eight over the previous day.

There was an increase of 337 new laboratory-confirmed infections, bringing the state total to 18,288.

U.S. covid-19 fatalities totaled 88,754 Saturday night, Johns Hopkins University of Medicine reported.


Washington 211 Covid-19 Call Center: Do you need information or answers to your questions and concerns about the novel coronavirus (covid-19)? You can call  1-800-525-0127  or text  211-211  for help. You can also text the word  “Coronavirus”  to  211-211  to receive information and updates on your phone wherever you are. You will receive links to the latest information on covid-19, including county-level updates, and resources for families, businesses, students, and more. 

Interested in volunteering during disasters and significant events like covid-19? Register with the Washington State Emergency Registry of Volunteers (WAserv) to partner with public health and others who need assistance in their response to the covid-19 pandemic: tinyurl.com/WA-Community-Health-Volunteer.

Visit the Department of Health's website for cases by county, demographics and more: www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/Coronavirus. 

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