Second coronavirus death in U.S. reported in Seattle area

Despite DumbAss Doofus’ monotonous whining that – “it’s just another Democratic Party Hoax against me”, the CDC and NIH misguided testing criteria and procedures and VP Pence’s lack of leadership priority to bring online “new and massive quantities” of test kits for all States – we have dodged a BIG BULLET!! This Administration has ‘gone out of it’s way’ to blunt our response to this COVID-19 incidence rate and spread in the US!! DumbAss Doofus wants to kill us all evidently based upon the shit that comes out of his mouth and the actions he is taking!!Ā šŸ˜³šŸ˜ šŸ˜”šŸ’©

Published: Mar 1, 2020 9:41 p.m. ET — Associated Press

Virus may have been circulating for weeks in Washington state; Pence, Azar seek to reassure a worried public

SEATTLE ā€” Health officials in Washington state said Sunday night that a second person had died from the coronavirus.

Researchers said the virus may have been circulating for weeks undetected in the greater Seattle area.

In a statement, Public Health-Seattle & King County said a man in his 70s died Saturday. On Friday, health officials said a man in his 50s died of coronavirus. Both had underlying health conditions, and both were being treated at a hospital in Kirkland, Washington, east of Seattle.

Washington state now has 12 confirmed cases.

State and local authorities stepped up testing for the illness as the number of new cases grew nationwide, with new infections announced in California, Illinois, Rhode Island, New York and Washington state.

Authorities in the Seattle area said two more people had been diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus, both men in their 60s who were in critical condition, and two health care workers in California were also diagnosed.

A man in his 50s died in Washington on Saturday, and health officials said 50 more people in a nursing facility in Kirkland, Washington, are sick and being tested for the virus. On Sunday night, the International Association of Fire Fighters said 25 members who responded to calls for help at the nursing facility are being quarantined.

The first U.S. case was a Washington state man who had visited China, where the virus first emerged, but several recent cases in the U.S. have had no known connection to travelers…

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