The United States’ COVID-19 death toll topped 200,000 on Tuesday, a bleak reminder that our country has the highest confirmed death toll from the virus in the world. President Donald Trump continues to insist a vaccine will be ready before the November presidential election.
In Washington, Gov. Jay Inslee issued new guidance Tuesday for business meetings, professional development training and similar activities.
Throughout Wednesday, on this page, we’ll post updates on the outbreak and its effects on the Seattle area, the Pacific Northwest and the world. Updates from Tuesday are here, and all our coronavirus coverage can be found here.