US Confirms First Coronavirus Victim
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From the LeftPresident Trump Confirms 1st U.S. Coronavirus Death; U.S. Heightens Travel Warnings
A person in Washington state has died of the new coronavirus, President Trump confirmed Saturday. The fatality marks the first reported death from the virus in the United States.
The patient who died was a man in his 50s with underlying medical conditions, according to Washington state health officials.
Also at the press conference, Vice President Pence, who has been put in charge of the country's coronavirus response, announced that the U.S. would elevate an advisory to Americans to not travel to highly affected parts of Italy and South Korea....
From the LeftTrump warns against panic amid news of first U.S. coronavirus death
President Donald Trump preached calm on Saturday after the first U.S. death from coronavirus was confirmed in Washington state and the government ratcheted up travel warnings for several countries where the virus is spreading.
The president, flanked by his top health officials, said that Americans should not be alarmed by the latest news. "If you are healthy, you will probably go through a process and you'll be fine," he said. Fifteen people have recovered from the virus, he added.
From the RightTrump misidentifies first US coronavirus fatality, calling man a ‘wonderful woman’
President Trump misidentified the nation’s first coronavirus fatality as a “wonderful woman” on Saturday — the victim, in fact, was a man who became ill while in a long-term care facility in Kirkland, Washington, officials said.
The patient, who died overnight Friday, was a man with “an underlying health condition,” Dr. Jeff Duchin, a public health officer for Seattle and King County, told reporters in an afternoon news conference.