UPDATED March 2, 2020 — Four more deaths in Washington state. Four more people have died in a coronavirus outbreak in Washington state, bringing the total fatalities there to six.
These are the first deaths due to Covid-19 on US soil. Washington declared a state of emergency over the weekend.
Five of the deaths occurred in King County, whose main city is Seattle.
There are now 18 confirmed cases in the region, and there are growing fears it may spread further. More.
Mar 2, 2020 @ 06:01 — Authorities report 2nd coronavirus death in U.S.
The coronavirus global death toll has reached nearly 3,000 as countries around the world continue to report their findings to the World Health Organization.
Health officials in Washington state said Sunday night that a second person had died from the coronavirus — a man in his 70s from a nursing facility near Seattle where dozens of people were sick and had been tested for the virus.
At least 74 cases and two deaths have been confirmed in the U.S., according to authorities.
In a statement, Public Health—Seattle & King County said the man died Saturday. On Friday, health officials said a man in his 50s died of coronavirus, the first death from the virus in the U.S.. Both had underlying health conditions, and both were being treated at a hospital in Kirkland, Washington, east of Seattle.
Washington state now has 12 confirmed cases.
On Sunday night, the International Association of Fire Fighters said 25 members who responded to calls for help at the nursing facility are being quarantined.
9:10 p.m. New York confirms positive coronavirus case
A Manhattan woman is New York State’s first confirmed case of the coronavirus, authorities announced Sunday night.
The woman, who is only described as being in her late 30s, contracted the virus while she was traveling in Iran and is currently isolated in her home, said New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.