STANWOOD — Two more people have died from coronavirus in Snohomish County, the Snohomish Health District confirmed Wednesday.
One was a man in his 80s connected to the Josephine Caring Community Center in Stanwood, according to the health district. The other was a woman, also in her 80s. She reportedly was not a resident of the care home. No other details about her have been made public.
The first fatality in the county was a man in his 40s with underlying health conditions. He died March 2. He was the parent of a student at Mariner High School near Everett. The student was not reported to be ill. Mariner has closed on three occasions due to students or staff being in close contact with someone with COVID-19.
There have been 75 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county, the health district said in a daily release of data Wednesday.
Officials on Tuesday said there were three confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the Stanwood nursing home, which has about 140 residents and 300 staff members. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases there did not change overnight, according to figures released Wednesday.
Josephine Caring Community is a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It is more than a century old. According to its website, in addition to the long-term care and children’s facilities, the nonprofit has programs for assisted living and transitional rehabilitation.
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