Media Statement - 02.29.20

Statement from EvergreenHealth

February 29, 2020, 1:30 p.m.

We are working closely with health authorities following the death of a patient who tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19.

That patient came to our facility with serious respiratory issues, and following guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), EvergreenHealth tested the patient for COVID-19. That test was positive.

There is a second patient that also tested positive. That patient is in isolation and is receiving appropriate treatment. We are working with the CDC and the Washington Department of Health to ensure that those who have come into contact with the patient are screened and tested as appropriate.

For more information, please contact the Washington State Department of Health at 253-512-7100.