Coronavirus Deaths Rise To 5 In King County

Coronavirus Deaths Rise To 5 In King County

The Washington County adult had close household contact with the state's initial case and did not require medical attention, the Oregon Health Authority said in a news release.

Health officials in Washington state announced four additional deaths among coronavirus patients on Monday, bringing the total number of fatalities to six.

"As of this morning at EvergreenHealth we have six deaths [that have tested] positive for coronavirus", said Ettore G. Palazzo, a doctor at Evergreen Health in Kirkland, at a press conference Monday morning. In all, Washington State has 13 confirmed COVID-19 cases and two deaths, revealed PHSKC.

Separately, officials at the Life Care Center of Kirkland said in a statement late on Saturday that it was not accepting new patients or allowing visitors, family or vendors into the facility while officials focus on the health of the current residents and staff. Of the new cases announced in King County Monday three were connected to the facility, including two who died, a male in his 70s and a female in her 70s. All three had underlying conditions.

On Saturday, the Trump administration confirmed that a woman in her 50s died of coronavirus.

There are now more than 89,000 cases of Covid-19 worldwide and about 3,000 deaths. The patient was identified as an employee of the Forest Grove School District and is now hospitalized in critical care.

The January 20 case was the first known case in the U.S. ad Mr Bedford said: "I believe we're facing an already substantial outbreak in Washington State that was not detected until now due to narrow case definition requiring direct travel to China".

Vice-President Mike Pence, who was appointed to coordinate the country's response to the outbreak, said that America had 43 million masks available today - enough to protect patients and healthcare workers - with contracts to produce another 35 million more masks a month.

Two states have been in the hotspot with new confirmed cases of the deadly virus, Washington has reported eight new cases, with the first death related to the disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the case count includes 45 infections among people who were on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which is one more than previously reported. "This is precisely why we are being so aggressive in identifying contacts, ensuring monitoring, and testing people who are symptomatic". Officials there said they expected that number to rise.

"We believe that these are cases of community acquired transmission", Duchin said.

The patient went to the hospital in Manhattan and remains isolated in her Manhattan home, a New York State Department of Health spokesperson told CNN.

Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar warned on Sunday that more coronavirus infections will surface in the United States.

The White House is also expected to meet this week with top executives from USA airlines and the cruise industry over the impact of the virus to their businesses, two people briefed on the matter said.

World stock markets, after a week-long slide, on Monday regained a measure of calm amid hope of a possible stimulus, while USA stocks also opened higher. It appeared poised for a spike in the United States, in part because of more testing to confirm cases. This person has now died, and is reported as such above.

"Maybe it makes people more likely to stay at home". Officials were "in the process of resolving the issues about testing kits", Pence said. Several states have begun their own testing, including Washington state, OR and IL.

"We will take whatever measures are appropriate and necessary to protect the American people, but we don't forecast doing that any time soon", he said of closing the border.

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