Fears of United States coronavirus outbreak rise after second death

Lawrence Kim
March 2, 2020

"One adult resident of Hillsborough County and one adult resident of Manatee County".

A male in 60s, hospitalized at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

An emergency proclamation also was issued in Washington state, where both U.S. deaths from the virus occurred.

The confirmed second death is a man in his seventies who had underlying health conditions.

A second person in the US has died after contracting the new coronavirus, Washington state health officials confirmed on Sunday, and a nursing home outside Seattle is dealing with the start of an outbreak among patients and staff.

IRAN: A senior aide to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has died of the virus and Iran is refusing USA help with its, 1501 confirmed cases: "Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi said Monday that the U.S.is seeking to use the virus outbreak as part of its propaganda campaign against Iran to undermine national unity".

As coronavirus continues to spread throughout Washington state, these are the cases that have been confirmed by state health officials so far.

Since Friday, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in King County has jumped from zero to 10.

At least 25 firefighters and two police officers who responded to the Life Care Center have now been placed under quarantine "out of an abundance of caution", according to a statement from the City of Kirkland.

Mike Pence, the vice president, who has been given the task of coordinating the response said the country should brace itself for more cases - but that the vast majority of people would recover.

"Additional cases in the USA are likely, but healthy individuals should be able to fully recover", said Mr Trump.

In total, the U.S. has more than 80 confirmed coronavirus cases, most among people who were repatriated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

This is the first coronavirus case altogether in OR and the first instance of "community transmission" outside California. The man also has underlying health conditions, and his status is critical. The total number of cases in the county is now seven, the release said.

The Spokane Regional Health District announced Saturday that one Spokane County resident exhibiting symptoms of the disease had been tested, while five others are under observation.

OR reported its second case on Sunday.

Public Health is leading the effort to as quickly as possible identify close contacts of these six confirmed cases.

New cases were also announced in Rhode Island, the first two in the state. They had traveled to Europe on the same trip in mid-February, the Rhode Island Department of Health said.

"Florida has 2 presumptive positive #COVID19 cases", the Florida Department of Health says via Twitter. The woman contracted the virus while traveling overseas in Iran. "The patient has respiratory symptoms, but is not in serious condition and has been in a controlled situation since arriving to NY".

"The patient has respiratory symptoms, but is not in serious condition and has been in a controlled situation since arriving in New York", Cuomo said.

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