Roommates, health officials in the state of Washington have officially confirmed the first coronavirus death in the U.S. today.According to USA Today, the person who passed away was from King County, Washington. Governor Jay Inslee confirmed the news in a statement saying: It is a sad day in our state as we learn that a Washingtonian has died from COVID-19. Our hearts go out to his family and friends. We will continue to work toward a day where no one dies from this virus.”
He also added: “In partnership with the Washington State Department of Health, the Washington State Department of Emergency Management and local and community health partners, we are strengthening our preparedness and response efforts. I am committed to keeping Washingtonians healthy, safe and informed.”
The news comes at an interesting time as Donnie is currently addressing the nation about the coronavirus and how we can take preventative measures to protect ourselves. We’ve been keeping you all up to date on the latest news when it comes to the coronavirus.
The death comes after U.S. health officials have reportedly warned that coronavirus now appears to be spreading within the country from person to person independent of any foreign travel. We continue t urge everyone to be safe and not panic. Please be on the look out for more updates!