February 29, 2020|1: 16pm |UpdatedFebruary 29, 2020 | 3: 08pm
A Washington State woman in her 50s is the first person in the United States to die from coronavirus, officials confirmed Saturday.
President Trump identified the victim as a “high danger” patient and said during a news convention she had died in a single day.
The American fatality was a resident of King County, which includes Seattle, according to the Washington Department of Health, KIRO 7 reported. She died at Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said the death marked “a sad day in our state.”
Officials in the state have scheduled a 1 p.m. local time press convention that will likely be streamed live , to provide more information.
Meanwhile, Trump on Saturday expanded travel restrictions on folk that have been to Iran, and increased screenings of oldsters coming into the country from Italy and South Korea, the place coronavirus cases have mushroomed.
There are at least 66 cases of coronavirus in the US; at least 85,406 cases in 60 other international locations, with 2,924 deaths.