New York's governor warned Monday the coronavirus would spread in the global financial hub as President Donald Trump prepared to meet pharmaceutical executives on the response to the outbreak that has claimed two lives in America. The governor said they're now sending samples to Wadsworth Lab in Albany - but they're hoping in the coming days to get more labs ready to test for the virus.
A spokesperson for EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Kayse Dahl, earlier said the person died in the facility in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, but gave no other details. On Saturday, officials said a Washington state man in his 50s with underlying health issues became the United States' first fatality from the coronavirus.
Delta is reducing flights to South Korea while Hawaiian Airlines is suspending them entirely. In the previous 24 hours, nearly nine times as many coronavirus cases were reported outside China as inside, but World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the spread could be halted - unlike seasonal influenza.
However, Messonnier said Friday that CDC records indicate that the agency wasn't informed of the case until Sunday. The United States has reported 64 confirmed coronavirus cases, with a woman in California, a resident in northwest OR, and a high school student in Washington State all having unknown links to any other outbreak OR infected person.
Just like the first death related to COVID-19, the patient has underlying health conditions. Researchers said earlier the COVID-19 virus may have been circulating for weeks undetected in the state, and experts said more cases would likely be reported in Washington , Oregon and California as testing ramps up.
Now the worst fear had come true yesterday, February 29, as a 50 years old man died in the USA capital Washington. "But the government has not promised not to place future infected persons there, so the battle is not over". So far, two people at the facility - one health worker and one resident - have tested positive. Washington state officials had announced that a COVID-19 death had occurred in King County, near Seattle.