A Washington man has died from coronavirus: What we know about the first death in the US

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A man in Washington state has died after contracting the coronavirus, the first death from the new disease in the U.S., health officials said Saturday.

Gov. Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency in Washington hours later, saying that the outbreak “could likely be a worldwide pandemic.”

The patient, in his 50s, was being treated at EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland, Washington, with serious respiratory issues, according to hospital spokesperson Julia Irwin.

He was among three new cases announced Saturday by state officials; the two other cases have ties to a longterm care facility.

EvergreenHealth said the hospital was working closely with health authorities in the wake of the patient’s death. “Like any iceberg, we’re seeing the most critically ill,” said Dr. Frank Riedo, medical director of Infection Control at Evergreen. “In all likelihood, there is an ongoing, low-level transmission.”

Read the rest here: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/02/29/first-coronavirus-death-us-washington-state-woman-dies/4914012002/

3 thoughts on “A Washington man has died from coronavirus: What we know about the first death in the US

  1. Evergreen

    Hummmm
    Wasn’t that Hillary’s SS code name?

    I think this story is a lie
    Fear really motivates people
    They want to scare you to stay inside
    Because unlike the Chinese
    They won’t be able to force We the Armed people to stay in our homes
    While these fcks eat out our republic

    They about to pull some crazy shit folks
    Or at least gauge us

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