It was Match Day 2020 when fourth-year medical student Claire Murphy (center) learned where she’ll train for her residency. Because of the new coronavirus, her family celebrated at home in Everett rather than at the University of Washington. From left: Claire’s brother Kevin Murphy, her dad Scott Murphy, Claire Murphy, her mom Kippy Murphy, and sister Olivia Murphy. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

It was Match Day 2020 when fourth-year medical student Claire Murphy (center) learned where she’ll train for her residency. Because of the new coronavirus, her family celebrated at home in Everett rather than at the University of Washington. From left: Claire’s brother Kevin Murphy, her dad Scott Murphy, Claire Murphy, her mom Kippy Murphy, and sister Olivia Murphy. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Gallery: Life in Snohomish County as coronavirus takes hold

A collection of images by our staff photographers from our COVID-19 coverage over the past month.

On Jan. 20, 2020, a Snohomish County man was admitted to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett as the nation’s first coronavirus case. Since then the virus has spread, changing the lives and daily routines of people worldwide. This is a collection of recent images from our photographers showing the impact of COVID-19 in the communities of Snohomish County.

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