Coronavirus in Seattle: Stadium employee tests positive

Fans wave their rally towels to cheer on the Seattle Dragons against the Tampa Bay Vipers for the duration of their recreation at CenturyLink Industry on February 15, 2020.

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Seattle-area officials introduced late Thursday an employee of a 72,000-seat stadium in the town tested good for COVID-19.

The stadium, CenturyLink Industry, is residence to the Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Sounders FC of Main League Soccer, and the Seattle Dragons of XFL. Nearby officers mentioned the employee labored a sport on Feb. 22, which 22,060 persons attended, according to the Seattle Situations. 

“General public Health has worked with the staff and the operator of the stadium, To start with and Target, to appraise potential exposures at the Feb. 22 Seattle Dragons sport,” King County claimed in a launch, “and public well being officials have identified that the chance of infection to attendees was small.”

Health and fitness officials are adhering to up with a selection of other employees of the stadium who may well have been uncovered to the virus, the county mentioned. The county claimed forthcoming activities at the stadium will not be canceled.

Representatives from First and Goal, the operator of CenturyLink Discipline, have been not immediately readily available for remark.

The Seattle region has become the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak on the West Coastline of the U.S. As of Thursday, the Washington state Division of Wellness claimed 70 confirmed conditions of coronavirus in Washington, and regional officials verified 11 deaths across the point out.

As of Friday morning, there have been at least 233 circumstances of COVID-19 in the U.S., according to Johns Hopkins College, and 14 deaths.

Most deadly conditions of COVID-19 entail older people today or all those with fundamental wellbeing situations. King County encouraged people in those people teams to “remain residence and away from larger teams of folks as significantly as feasible.”

All educational institutions in the Northshore College District exterior of Seattle closed Thursday because of to the outbreak, the district announced on Wednesday. The district claimed all educational institutions will continue being closed for up to 14 times, and learners will get started “on line mastering” on Monday. 

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