Public health officials in Washington announced an additional three coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, bringing the death toll to nine in the United States.
Officials also said they have confirmed seven more cases in the state, increasing the total number to 21.
“This is a very fluid, fast-moving situation as we aggressively respond to this outbreak,” said Dr. Jeff Duchin, who serves as a health officer for Seattle and King County.
The news follows New York state announcing a second person has been infected with the deadly illness that originated from Wuhan, China. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said at a press briefing that the second case is a male patient in his 50s from Westchester County. Further, Georgia confirmed that it has discovered two cases of the virus in recent days.
“I want to reassure you that they’re at home, in home isolation with other household members, with minimal symptoms so they’re not hospitalized,” said Dr. Kathleen Toomey, head of the Georgia Department of Health, told reporters Monday.
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