First Coronavirus Death In The U.S. Happens In Washington State

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Health officials in Washington state said on Saturday a coronavirus patient has died, NBC affiliate KING in Seattle reported.

The death is the first from coronavirus illness COVID-19 in the United States.

The U.S. so far has 66 cases of coronavirus, which includes 9 people who have recovered and four “presumptive” cases, which are those that tested positive in local tests with confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention pending.

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