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More than a dozen coronavirus cases at Washington's Western State psychiatric hospital

At least 16 people have tested positive for COVID-19 at Washington’s largest psychiatric hospital. An 85-year-old patient at the hospital died from the virus.

At least 12 workers and four patients at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital have tested positive for the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and one patient has died from the disease.

The 85-year-old Western State Hospital patient tested positive on March 21 and died last Thursday, according to the Washington Department of Social and Health Services.

The other patient who tested positive has since fully recovered, officials said.

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The hospital is monitoring all patients for COVID-19 symptoms and is limiting the movement of patients on wards as a precaution.

Western state workers have been critical of the administration's handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

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