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Coronavirus Outbreak: US reports its first death from the virus

The US reports its first death from coronavirus on its soil. The person was in King County Washington.

The first Covid-19 death in the United States was announced Saturday by Washington state health officials. In a Saturday press conference,

President Donald Trump said the death occurred “overnight,” and that the person who died was a woman in her 50s.

The death news comes following a Friday report of four new Covid-19. It is a disease caused by the novel coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2. These new cases were reported in three US states one in Oregon, one in California and two in Washington.

In the state of Washington, three positive cases of coronavirus have already been announced. As being reported, two “presumptive positive” cases were reported on Friday, and the US’ very first case — a man in his 30s in Snohomish County, Washington — was confirmed on January 21.

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According to reports, a high school student in Snohomish County is believed to be yet another US case of community spread, in Kings County.

The other case in Kings County reported was of a woman in her 50s,  diagnosed positive after a trip to South Korea. It is not confirmed yet whether this woman is the same person the president has identified.

The US has 63 confirmed coronavirus cases, reportedly most affected people are those who were repatriated from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

This is a developing story, with more to follow.

Saman Siddiqui

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