King County has its first cases of novel coronavirus, and more cases have been identified in the U.S. The vast majority of the illnesses around the world are mild, with fever and cough. A much smaller percentage of cases are severe and involve pneumonia, particularly in elderly people and people with underlying medical conditions. One person in King County has died.
It’s important that everyone take steps to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus. Here in Issaquah, we’re coordinating closely with Public Health — Seattle & King County and our first responders to help keep our community prepared.