Washington state man becomes first U.S. coronavirus fatality

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Washington State Governor. Jay Inslee has declared a state of emergency because of the new strain of corona virus. The governor announced the move after following the first corona virus fatality in the US. A man in his fifties in Seattle who had underlying health issues. Dozens of others in the state are being tested. Gabriel Spitzer from member station K. A. N. K. EX reports. The man who died had no history of overseas travel or contact with other known carriers Public Health Seattle and King County officials. Also say to people at a suburban Long-term Care Center tested positive more than fifty staffers in residents there are showing respiratory symptoms. Dr Frank Rito is with Evergreen Health Hospital. What we're seeing is the tip of the iceberg. So we're seeing the most critically ill individuals usually that means there's a significant percentage of individuals of less severe illness floating around out there. The nursing home outbreak came to light. After federal officials broaden their guidelines on should be tested for the novel Corona

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