There are 166 reported cases of monkeypox in Washington state

The Department of Health said there have been at least 166 reported cases in the state so far.

WASHINGTON — On Thursday, officials from the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released new information surrounding monkeypox cases the same day as the federal government declared it a public health emergency.

As of Aug. 3, DOH said 166 cases have been reported, with the majority of cases in King County. Other cases were reported in Whatcom, Snohomish, Pierce, Lewis, Yakima, Benton, Cowlitz, Clark, Mason and Kitsap counties.

DOH officials said while many counties don’t have any confirmed cases, the department expects that to change as

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