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Person with COVID-19 visited 'multiple' King County buildings in downtown Seattle

A person with a confirmed case of coronavirus has been in "multiple" county buildings in downtown Seattle.

King County has not announced the case publicly, but it informed employees Thursday morning.

Spokesperson Chase Gallagher declined to say what buildings were involved. He says the number of coronavirus cases will keep rising.

"As this progresses and more testing and positive identification is occurring, the detail level that gets transmitted may be decreasing as the numbers increase,” Gallagher said.

A source at the county tells KUOW that the King Street Center was where the person works.

caption: King Street Center in Seattle.
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King Street Center in Seattle.
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Much of that building is open to the public, with bus passes for sale on the ground floor and a blood drive going on on the 8th floor (on Thursday and Friday).

Gallagher says [Seattle-King County] Public Health is contacting the people who were most likely to have been exposed to the sick person.

Seattle-King County Public Health did not respond to interview requests.