Person Infected With COVID-19 Dies At Houseless Hotel

RENTON, Wash. (AP) – One person has died in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak at a hotel in Renton where more than 200 homeless are sheltered, according to King County officials.

A post-mortem coronavirus test found the person was positive, according to the King County Medical Examiner.

There have only been four deaths of COVID-19 among people staying in shelters, according to a King County online dashboard.

The Renton Red Lion had an outbreak of 35 cases last month among its homeless guests and housed staff.

It’s the most seen since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic at any of the hotels the county is using.

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