Washington could face a “catastrophic loss of medical care” in the coming weeks if the increase in COVID-19 cases continues, Gov. Jay Inslee said Tuesday.
Tuesday’s remarks came as Washington shattered its previous record for daily cases of the new coronavirus. State health officials reported 3,482 new cases statewide, along with 35 new deaths. King County alone reported 888 new cases.
The previous record was 2,589 cases in one day, reported just a week ago on Nov. 17.