Coronavirus at the Life Care nursing home
The first confirmed COVID-19 deaths from Life Care Center of Kirkland occurred on Feb. 26. Interviews and 911 calls obtained by The Seattle Times show the disease had been spreading there for weeks. At least 142 cases among residents, staff and visitors had been connected to Life Care Center by Wednesday, including 34 residents and one visitor who died.
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Note: Number of confirmed cases are based on when they were announced by agencies, while deaths are based on patient date of death. The number of confirmed cases is likely an undercount and relies on information from multiple agencies, which did not provide consistent data on cases.
The number of known cases jumped March 9, when the CDC provided more accurate data.
Ages provided by the medical examiner were used when there were discrepancies with 911 calls, unless determined to be incorrect.
Sources: Life Care Center of Kirkland, Public Health — Seattle & King County, Snohomish Health District, North East King County Regional Public Safety Communication Agency, Seattle Times reporting
Audio editing and reporting: Lauren Frohne
Research and reporting: Asia Fields and Mary Hudetz