Washington state reported another 1,777 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, the highest identified in a single day in the state since the pandemic began.
The previous record was set on Friday, when the Washington Department of Health identified 1,691 cases of the virus.
“Covid-19 is currently spreading very quickly in Washington state,” Secretary of Health John Wiesman said Saturday. “We are very concerned that disease transmission will only grow over the next few weeks with the holidays coming up.”
Washington state was the site of the first major Covid-19 outbreak in the United States.