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Four more people have died from the Coronavirus in Washington state, raising the death toll there to 6, officials confirmed Monday, March 2.

The four deaths are elderly women in their 70s and 80s, King County Public Health confirmed. All 6 Coronavirus deaths in the U.S. are in the Kirkland, Washington area.

Four of the deaths are residents in the Life Care Center nursing facility in Kirkland. Four other residents and an employee in the nursing facility are infected with the virus.

50 people in the nursing facility are being tested for the virus. Officials say they will open isolation centers in Kirkland in an effort to contain the virus.

There are at least 18 cases in Washington state, with at least 14 cases in King County and four in Snohomish County.

The Coronavirus, dubbed Covid-19, is still not as deadly as the common flu virus, which has killed 10,000 Americans this flu season. The CDC expects 40,000 deaths from the influenza virus by the end of the flu season.

Influenza virus and Covid-19 are highly contagious virus that cause serious respiratory problems. But Covid-19 also attacks the heart and kidneys - two organs that express ACE2 enzymes, which the virus needs to enter human cells.

Black people of African descent have less ACE2 enzymes than Caucasians. So we are not at risk. Children have much less ACE2 than we do, so they are not affected. No child under age 10 has died from the coronavirus anywhere in the world.

People who are most at risk are the elderly and those with weak immune systems.

The important thing to remember is most people younger than 50 who were infected with the coronavirus have fully recovered.

The CDC offers the following tips to avoid spreading the flu or Covid-19 virus:

1. Wash your hands frequently with soap for at least 20 seconds
2. Don't touch your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
3. Avoid close contact with sick people
4. Stay home if you are sick
5. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, refrigerator handles, etc.

Arcan Cetin

Police arrested the suspect who gunned down 5 people at a Burlington, Washington shopping mall north of Seattle on Friday.

Arcan Cetin, 20, walked into a Macy's at the Cascade shopping mall and opened fire, killing 4 women. A man later died at a hospital.

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Seattle mall shooter

A manhunt is underway in Washington state for a suspect who shot and killed 5 people at a shopping mall north of Seattle on Friday.

Police say a "Hispanic male" appeared to enter the Cascade Mall without a rifle just before 7 p.m. Friday.

The man was later seen on surveillance footage carrying a rifle as he entered the Macy's store.

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Rita Maze

The FBI are investigating whether a Montana woman who was reportedly kidnapped actually locked herself in the trunk of her car and committed suicide.

Rita Maze, 47, of Great Falls, Montana, called her husband and police on Tuesday and said she was kidnapped from a highway rest stop and stuffed in her car trunk.

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Rita Maze

A Montana woman called her husband and police from the trunk of her car after she was abducted at a rest stop off I-15 Tuesday morning.

Rita Maze, pictured with her daughter Rochelle Maze, was on her way home to Great Falls, Montana, after visiting her mother in Helena when she was taken.

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kidnapper

Police in Spokane, Washington are on the hunt for a man who brazenly snatched a 22-month-old baby boy in front of his young siblings. The screams of the boy's 8-year-old sister alerted 2 teenagers who gave chase, Yahoo News reports. The man put the baby down and fled the scene on foot. Police don't believe he is from the area.

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Jose Mangual

13-year-old Jovan "JoJo" Mangual's name has been added to the list of known victims who were crushed under tons of mud, trees and rocks in Oso, Washington's mudslide on March 22.

JoJo's body was found in the mudslide and officially identified on Thursday.

JoJo's father, Army Staff Sgt. Jose Mangual, showed up at the site every day, wading through the debris looking for his son.

“I want to be there, I want to find my son. I wouldn’t do it any other way,” he said in an interview with CNN Monday.

Mangual searched through mud that was 70 feet deep in some places. “Of the five deployments I’ve been on, nothing compares to this,” he said.

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Jose Mangual

Staff Sergeant Jose Mangual searches tirelessly for his son, JoJo, whose body is somewhere under the mud and debris at the site of Washington's deadly landslide. 29 people have been confirmed dead and 20 people are still missing -- including 13-year-old JoJo.

Jo Jo was at home with his stepfather, Bill Spillers, and his 3 siblings when the landslide hit on March 22.

His mother was out shopping and survived.

The body of JoJo's 5-year-old stepsister, Kaylee, was recovered. His two-year-old stepsister, Brooke, and his stepdad are still missing.

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Brandon Gunn and Viviana Gunn

A Washington woman was sentenced to over 30 years in prison for the systematic torture of her 13-year-old brother-in-law, the NY Daily News reports.

Police arrested Brandon Gunn, 27, and Viviana Gunn, 34, after the boy was found sleeping on a park bench. The boy's harrowing tale of torture and abuse led police to seek a search warrant of the Gunn's Kitsap County home west of Seattle.

Sheriff's deputies discovered blood stains on a door and walls that were consistent with the boy being whipped with an electric cord and beaten with a bat and metal bar.

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