U.S. Reports First Coronavirus Death in Washington State: CDC

Date: 2020-02-29 22:18:08

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A person has died in Washington state of COVID-19, state health officials said Saturday, marking the first such reported death in the United States. #Coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak #CoronavirusSymptoms #CoronavirusUSA

Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, a Seattle and King county health official who works with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the person who died was a man in his 50s.

Washington state and King County health officials said “new people (have been) identified with the infection, one of whom died.”

They did not say how many new cases there are.

The number of coronavirus cases in the United States is considered small.

But convinced that the number of cases will grow, health agencies are ramping up efforts to identify those who might be sick.

President Donald Trump has said healthy Americans should be able to recover if they contract the new virus.

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