More coronavirus cases in the United States “likely” The US has reported its first death from the coronavirus, in the north-west state of Washington.
President Donald Trump said the patient was a “medically high-risk” woman in her late 50s.
He said more cases were “likely” but that the US was prepared for any circumstance.
Officials said they were expanding travel restrictions on Iran and urged Americans to avoid hard-hit parts of Italy and South Korea.
More than 85,000 coronavirus cases have been reported around the world and almost 3,000 deaths, according to the World Health Organization. The vast majority of infections and deaths are in China, where the virus emerged late last year. How deadly is the coronavirus?
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How worried should we be? What is happening in the US? Speaking at a press conference on Saturday, Mr Trump confirmed earlier reports that a person in Washington state had died from the coronavirus.Health officials have not identified the woman, but said the fatality occurred in the state’s King County. They said the woman had not travelled to any high-risk areas.Among the other 22 cases in the country, Mr Trump said four people were “very ill” with the virus.Washington state Governor Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency in response to new cases in the state. A medical team prepares to visit a person who has ben exposed to the coronavirus in Seattle It comes after officials on the US West Coast reported three unexplained coronavirus […]