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Coronavirus: First U.S. Death Recorded In Washington State

New cases reported in California

The first death from the coronavirus in the US has been recorded today in King County in Washington state. Jamie Nixon, a public information officer with the Washington State Department of Health, issued a vague report that said a patient in the state died from the infection. The individual or details of their illness exposure were not immediately provided. Washington state officials said they will hold a news conference in King County at 4:00 p.m. ET to discuss the case.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump held a Saturday press conference and reassured the nation that things are being handled.

“There’s no reason to panic at all," said Trump at the White House. "This is something that is being handled professionally.”

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