COVID-19 fears grew, public officials and sports executives

The county’s numbers — 10 known deaths and nearly 60 confirmed cases as of late morning — were bad and getting worse. Many local events had already been called off for fear of spreading the coronavirus. Oyster Fest. The Puget Sound Puppetry Festival.

A Women’s Day speaker series at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. King County had ordered a stop to in-person government meetings unless they were considered essential.

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