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2nd death in Washington as COVID19 cases climb to 13 in US  

02 March 2020  

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KATHMANDU: With the coronavirus continuing its march across the globe, a second person has died in Washington state in the United States of America.

With this, the number of cases of the novel virus cases has surged to 13 in America.

According to CNN, five more people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, as of Sunday.

Four of the new cases, including the second death, are among residents of a long-term nursing facility where officials have been investigating a possible outbreak of coronavirus.

The second death was a man in his 70s who died Saturday, Seattle & King County Public Health said in a release.

The five new cases are presumptive, meaning they have been tested positive by a public health lab and are pending confirmation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In all, 13 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the state, including a man whose death was reported Saturday, making him the first coronavirus fatality in the United States.

(With inputs from Agencies)

Publish Date : 02 March 2020 09:52 AM

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