All We Know About the US First Coronavirus Death
US First Coronavirus Death confirmed as a patient infected with the novel virus in Washington state died. A state health official announced Saturday, considering it as the first American death.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention declared it’s responding to “the US Coronavirus outbreak” of the respiratory disease in a long-term care center in Washington.
The patient, a man in his 50s who had underlying health conditions, according to Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, health officer for Seattle and King County, Washington. County health officials became aware of the case on Friday, he stated.
“I want to assure that family they are on the hearts of every American,” Vice President Mike Pence stated in a press briefing Saturday.
This is according to the Seattle and King County Department of Health. The fatality denotes the first death associated with the virus in the US, the story said.
“The new cases bring the total number of confirmed cases within the United States to more than 60, though 44 of those cases originated aboard the Diamond Princess Cruise Ship and three other cases involve people who were brought back from Wuhan, China, where the global outbreak began,” the story related.
Above all Health officials in Washington said 27 patients and 25 staff members at the center have symptoms associated with COVID-19.
The first Death of Coronavirus in the United States reported
While this is the first death in the United States from the coronavirus, it is not the first American Coronavirus death. A 60-year-old US citizen died earlier this month in the city of Wuhan, China, where the virus first appeared in late December.
President Donald Trump and US officials earlier announced in a report announcement. That the patient is a woman. A senior administration official later blamed the mix up on Redfield, who tweeted later Saturday that the “CDC erroneously identified the patient as a female” during a briefing with Trump and Pence.
Subsequently, US officials recommended Americans not to panic.
“We respectfully ask the media and politicians and everybody else involved not do anything to incite the panic because there’s no reason to panic at all,” Trump replied.
“This will allow us to get the resources we need,” Inslee responded. “This is a time to take commonsense, proactive measures to ensure the health and safety of those who live in Washington state.”
Coronavirus, Not yet a National Threat
To clarify the outbreak in the U.S. currently restricted to only some communities, the CDC stated Saturday. “There is not national spread of COVID-19. CDC and the federal government are working to keep it that way,”
replied Dr. Nancy Messonnier, director of the Center for the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.
SATURDAY, FEB. 29
5:23 p.m. Overlake Medical Center & Clinics declares that it has confirmed that one of its patients has coronavirus.
The case is a woman in her mid-40s, a health worker at the nursing care facility in Kirkland where there may be a coronavirus outbreak. The woman confirmed to Overlake on Thursday. She is one of two people from the nursing facility who tested positive. Fifty more sick people from the facility await test results.
Above all The Overlake hospital system assumes it is well qualified to care for those with COVID-19 (novel coronavirus).
“Out of an abundance of caution and per Department of Health recommendations, we are testing any patient with severe, unexplained respiratory symptoms,” a press release said. “Overlake has a large number of isolation rooms and over 50 CA PR systems (protective isolation equipment) with more ordered.”
“Overlake has additional patients who have pending test results for COVID-19,” the release announces. “These potential patients have been placed in isolation rooms with negative air pressure. Notably, we have no awareness that any of our cases have a high-risk travel history.”
“All of the additional patients have been admitted to the hospital within the last 48 hours.”
That is to say, the administration is expanding existing travel restrictions on Iran to include foreign nationals who had visited Iran in the last 14 days, the Vice President said. The US will increase travel advisories for Italy and South Korea to Level 4, the highest level, advising Americans not to travel to specific regions in those countries.