- A man living in Washington, Unites States has been reported dead
- The deceased was said to have been infected with coronavirus
- This is the first recorded casualty of the disease in the US since it was diagnosed in China back in 2019
A report by CNN, indicates that the United States of America has recorded its first death from coronavirus.
Jamie Nixon, the state Health Department spokesperson, on Saturday, February 29, confirmed that a man who lives at King County, Washington died.
A statement by Governor Jay Inslee of Washington said: "Our hearts go out to his family and friends. We will continue to work toward a day where no one dies from this virus,"
In another report by Bloomberg and The Telegraph, laboratory tests for the virus were increased by the FDA after three people with infections by unexplained means were found in three states, California, Oregon, and Washington.
This has suggested that the deadly disease is spreading around the west coast as 67 people have tested positive in the US.
While several countries have tried to discourage its citizens from traveling a U.S. Surgeon has come out against the use of face masks.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the ministry of health in France on Saturday, February 15, confirmed the death of a Chinese citizen who had been infected with coronavirus.
The deceased, an 80-year-old man from the Hubei province of China, was said to have arrived in France on Thursday, January 16, from the Asian country. According to the health minister, Agnès Buzyn, he was quarantined in the nation's capital, Paris on Saturday, January 25. Read more:
In a related development, Pope Francis is sick and could possibly be infected by coronavirus but Vatican officials have refused to comment on the true state of the pontiff. Matteo Bruni, the spokesman for the Vatican, only said that the Pope could not show up for mass because he is slightly indisposed.
It should be noted that the mass was the first one preceding the start of Lent. The spokesman also did not respond to any further questions.
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