First death in the United States reported; victim from Washington state.

2 new cases were reported from a long-term care facility.
First death in the United States reported; victim from Washington state. 13

United States health authorities announced on Saturday that a person from Washington state has died from contracting the novel coronavirus.

This marks the first death taking place in the United States.

Quarantined building door

2 new cases linked to a long-term care facility were also reported today, one being a woman in her 70s and another in her 40s. The woman in her 70s is in serious condition.

Having an outbreak of the virus in a long-term nursing facility is particularly concerning for public health officials due to the sheer number of old people housed there.

The news of the death and the new cases comes one day after three new cases of coronavirus with unknown origin were reported in the United States.

Alfred Lee
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