How much Washington state has already spent fighting the Coronavirus

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington’s Senate Ways and Means Committee discussed the state’s response to the Coronavirus in a meeting Monday.

Washington state has spent $2.3 million fighting Coronavirus in the last 40 days, according to Secretary of Washington State Department of Health, John Weisman. The State has spent about $60,000 a day in the effort.

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The Department of Health reported 231 people are under supervision and being monitored for symptoms. Weisman said most people show symptoms within the first five days of exposure to Coronavirus.

“Those who are most at-risk for severe complications of COVID-19 are those who are older, maybe 60 and over, as well as folks who have underlying health issues,” Weisman said.

The Health District asked for $100 million for the Public Health System and the Department of Social and Health Services.

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