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A small hospital in the fight of its life against the deadly coronavirus

A look inside EvergreenHealth, a suburban hospital in Washington, where 15 patients have died so far and which is on the front lines of America's response to a global pandemic

Unlike any other hospital in the US, the staff at the hospital in Kirkland has faced the brunt of the rapidly escalating coronavirus outbreak. Staff are facing a virus so virulent that some patients were dying within hours of coming down with their first symptoms.

Dr Francis Riedo, medical director for infectious disease at EvergreenHealth.

Kirkland, Washington

AT 6:04pm on Tuesday night, the staff at EvergreenHealth in Washington state got another warning: two more patients with respiratory troubles were on their way to an emergency ward that had already been flooded with coronavirus patients.

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