Editor’s note: This is a live account of COVID-19 updates from Monday, June 22, as the day unfolded. It is no longer being updated. Click here to see all the most recent news about the pandemic, and click here to find additional resources.
Soaring infections in Yakima County led Gov. Jay Inslee to announce Saturday that he would order that area’s residents to wear masks in public places.
Several operating room staff members at Seattle’s Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle have tested positive for COVID-19.
Statewide, another 455 coronavirus cases were confirmed on Sunday, bringing official state totals to 28,680 diagnoses — out of 474,938 tests administered, meaning a 6% positive test rate — including 1,270 deaths, according to the state Department of Health.
Throughout Monday, on this page, we’ll post updates from Seattle Times journalists and others on the pandemic and its effects on the Seattle area, the Pacific Northwest and the world. Updates from Sunday can be found here, and all our coronavirus coverage can be found here.