A second death in the United States from the new coronavirus was confirmed Sunday, March 1, both in King County in Washington state.
The patient was a man in his 70s, who had underlying health conditions, and was being treated at EvergreenHealth hospital in Kirkland, Washington, according to Seattle and King County Department of Public Health.
As of Sunday afternoon, there were also three other new cases in King County, including a woman in her 90s, a woman in her 80s, and a man in his 70s. All of whom are in critical condition. That brings the total number of confirmed cases to 13 in Washington state, according to the state’s health department website.
New York City also confirmed its first case on Sunday night. The patient is a woman in her 30s who recently traveled to Iran and is currently isolated in her Manhattan home. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said she’s not in serious condition.
Rhode Island reported its first two cases, and Florida announced two presumptive positive cases Sunday, prompting Gov. Ron DeSantis to declare a public health emergency.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed at least 89 cases in the United States. Worldwide, the new coronavirus has infected more than 87,000 people and killed at least 3,037.
Meanwhile, the number of cases in Italy climbed to 1,377. Delta and American Airlines temporarily suspended service from New York City to Milan.