Washington Gov. Inslee bans large scale gatherings

The ban on gatherings applies to King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties in the Seattle area and is aimed at sports, concerts and other cultural events, Inslee told a press conference.

Washington state has reported over a quarter of the more than 1,000 U.S. coronavirus cases and nearly all the 28 deaths, putting pressure on Inslee to slow the virus' spread to prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed.