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Washington state’s actual coronavirus death toll may be higher than current tallies, health officials say

FILE – In this May 8, 2020, file photo, respiratory therapist Neeru Kaur, right, and other medical staff work on a patient in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at Harborview Medical Center, which is part of Seattle-area health care system UW Medicine, in Seattle. The number of deaths in Washington because of the coronavirus has reached 1,000, the Washington State Department of Health reported Saturday, May 16, 2020. The agency added eight more deaths and listed the total number of confirmed cases at 18,288. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File) WAET201 WAET201

Washington state's actual death toll from the novel coronavirus could be higher than the current total because some people who died of COVID-like symptoms early in the outbreak were never tested, health officials said Thursday.

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