David K. Li3h ago / 8:40 PM UTC10 more dead in and around SeattleWashington Governor Jay Inslee speaks during a press conference in Seattle on Jan. 29, 2020.Jason Redmond / AFP – Getty Images fileAt least 10 more people who had tested positive for coronavirus in and around Seattle have died, bringing that local death toll to 56,  authorities said Wednesday.Seattle & King County Public Health also reported 44 new cases on Wednesday, spiking the area’s total count to 562.Meanwhile in nearby Pierce County, that jurisdiction reported its first coronavirus death, a woman from Puyallup in her 50s, the county health department said.Rich Gardella3h ago / 8:37 PM UTCVA says 44 patients have tested positive for coronavirusAs of Wednesday afternoon, the Department of Veterans Affairs had administered more than 322 tests for coronavirus nationwide, and recorded 44 positive test results. That represents an increase of eight positive test results since Tuesday. The VA has recorded one death in its hospital system from coronavirus, which occurred in Portland, Oregon on March 14.The Veterans Health Administration serves 9 million military veterans each year at its 1,255 health-care facilities.Lauren Egan3h ago / 8:19 PM UTCSenate approves House coronavirus aid bill for Trump’s signatureSenate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell


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