Statement on COVID-19 case at Harborview Medical Center

Patient was admitted on Feb. 24 and died on Feb. 26, 2020. 

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COVID-19 Case

We have received notice from Public Health – Seattle & King County that a presumptive positive coronavirus case has been detected in a 54-year-old man who was admitted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Feb. 24 and died Feb. 26, 2020. This patient, with underlying medical conditions, had been transferred to Harborview from Life Care Center of Kirkland, Wash.

In coordination with Public Health – Seattle & King County, we have determined that some staff may have been exposed while working in an intensive care unit where the patient had been treated. We don’t believe that other patients were potentially exposed.

Potentially exposed staff have been contacted by our Employee Health team and are being monitored and screened daily.


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