One mask a day for doctors in virus epicenter of Washington


ISSAQUAH, Wash. (AP) — Two doctors in Washington state, which leads the U.S. in coron­avirus deaths, have tested positive for the disease as hospi­tals scramble to make due with a shortage of masks and other equip­ment needed to keep them from getting sick.

In the area of Seattle that’s been hardest-hit, some nurses in emergency depart­ments are washing and reusing surgical masks, gloves and gowns. They may work on a patient for hours or more before learning they tested positive for COVID-19.


AP: One mask a day for doctors in virus epicenter of Washington (3/17/20)