OLYMPIA, Wash. — State health officials reported more than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases Friday, the first time the number has surpassed 1,000 in a single day since mid-July. 

Officials said in a news release that these upward trends threaten the progress made toward containment and could impede other statewide progress in the future.

State Health Officer Kathy Lofy said they are also concerned about the risk of overwhelming hospital systems. 

The update, including seven additional deaths reported Friday, brings the state’s case totals to 106,573 and at least 2,366 deaths.

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