Washington becomes the center point of the coronavirus outbreak in the US. Till now 11 people have died in the U.S. from the coronavirus and 150 people have tested positive nationwide. On Wednesday according to the Washington State Department of Health. The number of cases in King County is now at 31, up to 10 from Tuesday.
Northshore School District, which serves 22,000 students across King and Snohomish counties. Announced late Wednesday that it was closing all 36 of its schools. After a parent or volunteer at Woodmoor Elementary tested 'positive' for coronavirus. Last April, Washington fined "Life Care Center $67,000" over infection-control deficiencies. Public officials in Washington are facing increasing pressure to take more aggressive steps against the outbreak. Including closing schools and canceling large events. The state and Seattle have also declared emergencies in the city.
Public officials recommending that higher-risk of "coronavirus" is among people over the age of 60. And pregnant women and people with underlying health conditions or weak immune systems. They also add, "People should stay at home and stay away from large social gatherings as much as they can".
The US death toll from the coronavirus climbed to 11 with a patient succumbing to California. The first reported fatality outside Washington state. Officials in California's Placer County, near Sacramento, said an elderly person who tested positive. After returning from a San Francisco-to-Mexico cruise had died. The victim had underlying health problems.
Also, in Los Angeles, a contract medical worker who was conducting screenings at the city's main airport has tested positive for the virus. In New York, health officials put hundreds of residents in self-quarantine. After members of two families in the New York City suburb of New Rochelle. Diagnosed with the virus bring the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 11.
Health officials said, "There are going to be many, many people who test will be positive. By definition, the more you test, the more people you will find who test positive.
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