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First coronavirus death in U.S. confirmed in Washington state.

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UPDATE: 12:25 P.M.

SEATTLE, WA. (KYMA, KECY) - In a press conference on Saturday, President Donald Trump said the first person in the U.S. to die of the coronavirus was in their late 50's and was "medically high-risk."

As of Saturday, the U.S. has 66 coronavirus cases, including nine people who have recovered, and four cases pending confirmation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Three have been contracted from an unknown source, bringing the number of "community spread" cases in the U.S. to four.

President Trump today has also approved travel restrictions on Iran, and increased warnings about travel to Italy and South Korea, in an effort to contain the virus spreading.


Officials in Washington state say a patient has died of the Coronavirus.

This is the first such death of the virus in the United States.

The death comes as new cases in the Northwest United States suggest the virus may be spread from person-to-person.

This is a breaking story. Stay with KYMA for further updates.

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