SPOKANE, Wash. - During his visit to Spokane, Governor Jay Inslee said that the county was standing on the edge of a cliff when it comes to rising COVID-19 numbers. 

After meeting with local health leaders to learn more about the state of the area's virus response, he said that Spokane was "right on the verge of a very dire situation," that could turn into a runaway pandemic. 

His visit came in the midst of an ongoing spike in new cases and hospitalizations. Earlier in the afternoon, the Spokane Regional Health District reported another 41 new cases.