Inslee calls Tuesday press conference to discuss state’s COVID-19 response

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Governor Jay Inslee has will hold a press conference Tuesday to address the state’s ongoing approach to handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inslee announced the news conference just hours ahead of when it is set to begin.

Earlier this month, the state reported it had surpassed 100,000 confirmed cases. More than 8,300 people have been hospitalized from the virus and more than 2,300 have died.

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The state department of health said Washington is experiencing a “fall surge” and fears an onslaught of new cases as people spend more time indoors and gather during upcoming holidays.

Tuesday’s press conference is set to begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be streamed live on and on the 4 News Now Facebook page. 

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