by KOMO News Staff

More than 700 people in Washington State are being publicly supervised for coronavirus, according to new results from the Washington State Department of Health.

The department said Tuesday 746 people in the state are under public health supervision, including those at risk of having been exposed to novel coronavirus. These people are monitoring their health under the supervision of public health officials.

The figure includes close contacts of laboratory confirmed cases, as well as people who have returned from China in the past 14 days that are included in federal quarantine guidance.

As of now, the department said 26 people in Washington state have been tested for the new virus, with only one confirmed case in Snohomish County. One result is still pending, according to the department.

There are 15 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States.