Second death reported; new cases also reported in 10 states
MONDAY, March 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Two dozen new U.S. cases of coronavirus were reported in multiple states across the country over the weekend, as Washington State officials raced to contain a possible outbreak in one of its cities.
Both Washington State, which recorded the country’s second COVID-19 death on Saturday, and Florida, which reported its first two presumptive cases on Sunday, have declared a state of emergency, CNN reported. Meanwhile, five new cases were reported in California.
In just over two days, the U.S. case count has climbed from 65 to 89 CNN reported. Ten states now have coronavirus cases: California, Washington, Massachusetts, Arizona, Illinois, Wisconsin, Oregon, Rhode Island, New York, and Florida, the news agency reported.
On Sunday, Washington state officials raced to contain a possible outbreak in a nursing home in Kirkland, Washington, CNN reported. The second death in that state was one of four cases that have been confirmed in that facility, bringing the total cases linked to the nursing home to six. More than 50 residents and staff from the facility are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and will be tested for the virus, state health officials said. The facility has about 108 residents and 180 staff members.
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