After three days when Washington state coronavirus reporting appeared to lag behind conditions, the Department of Health's Tuesday update showed 31 additional covid-19 deaths between May 15 and May 18, and 583 additional cases.

This brought the state's death toll to 1,031 as of 11:59 p.m. May 18 and the number of laboratory-confirmed infections to 18,811.

In the nation as a whole the death count reached 91,921 Tuesday evening, according to the database maintained by Johns Hopkins University of Medicine.


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. 

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