Coronavirus cases stand at 27, including 9 deaths, in Washington state

Coronavirus cases stand at 27, including 9 deaths, in Washington state

There are now 18 confirmed cases in the region, and there are growing fears it may spread further. Cases announced on Monday related to the state's King County and Snohomish County. The person is in isolation and is doing well, according to the North Carolina health department. That county has a total of four cases.

Late on Monday, officials said two cases of coronavirus had been confirmed in Georgia.

A man and a woman in their 70s, who had underlying health conditions and were residents of the Washington state nursing home Life Care Center of Kirkland, died on Sunday.

In Kirkland, a city of 90,000 residents on the east shore of Lake Washington, Mayor Penny Sweet said Monday that when emergency dispatchers determine that people at a scene have symptoms of respiratory illness, medical personnel who respond put on gowns, gloves, masks and eye protection.

A ninth person has died in King County after contracting COVID-19, bringing the statewide total of coronavirus deaths to 10 as of 11 a.m. Wednesday. The nursing center northeast of Seattle says anyone with symptoms is being isolated under infection control protocols, but it notes that at this time of year, colds and flu-like symptoms are common.

Washington identified its first case of COVID-19 on January 21, making it the first in the United States. The message said Amazon was told Tuesday that the employee tested positive for COVID-19. Now, around 50 patients and staff at the facility are being tested for COVID-19, according to King County officials. Newsweek reached out to the University of Washington Medicine and King County Department of Health for clarification but did not receive a response in time for publication.

Duchin said his county was not recommending school closures or cancellation of any events. "If there is a positive case at a school, we will be working [to] provide guidance".

The US reports its first death from coronavirus on its soil. One of the patients had traveled to Italy.

No other information about the newly reported death was immediately available. Wiesman said that $3.5 million has already been spent on coronavirus efforts, with $2.3 million of that being spent by the state and the remainder by local health jurisdictions. "Both individuals are isolated and being appropriately cared for". A woman in her 80s, who was never hospitalized, died at her family home.

NY governor Andrew Cuomo said in a statement that in the state of NY, a woman in her late 30s tested positive for the virus after travelling to Iran. He was said to be a man in his 40s.

The number of presumed cases reported by states but not yet officially confirmed by the CDC stood at 27, up from seven previously. So far, 10 states, including California and NY, have confirmed or presumed cases.

Health officials expect more coronavirus cases to be reported in the U.S.as more labs across the country add the ability to test for the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. That means the virus may have been transferred from person to person undetected for weeks.

It's unclear when the patient was tested or why results weren't confirmed until six days after their death. Officials think the virus spreads mainly through coughs or sneezes.

Patty Hayes, director of public health for Seattle and King County, pointed out that "the vast majority of people who are infected by this virus will not have serious illness".

"There are likely many mild cases in the community that we're not aware of". "The more of these steps you take, the better off you will be".

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