Coronavirus Causes 5 Deaths in Washington State

Coronavirus Causes 5 Deaths in Washington State


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The numbers are continuing to rise with the coronavirus. In the United States we now have 91 cases in 10 states.

In Washington state, 4 more people have died, bringing the total number of deaths to 6 in country. Researchers said earlier the virus may have been circulating for weeks undetected in Washington state.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the count includes 45 infections among people who were on the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which is one more than previously reported. It includes people who tested positive after returning from travel to outbreak areas in other parts of the world, their close contacts and what appear to be infections from community spread — people who did not travel and did not have known contact with other infected people.

Eighteen of the U.S. cases have been hospitalized, and six have died. The Trump Administration issued new restrictions and screenings for those coming from Iran, Italy and South Korea.

Source: WITN