The number of coronavirus deaths in the US rises to nine


Coronavirus COVID-19 has killed Nine people in the United States, where cases continue to multiply and the government is considering declaring an emergency to pay for the treatment of infected patients without medical insurance. The number of coronavirus deaths in the US rises to nine.
The number of coronavirus deaths in the US rises to nine

All victims by coronavirus Covid-19 have registered in the state of Washington. In King County, which covers Seattle, there have been eight deaths so far.


Los Angeles, USA. - Nine people have died from the new coronavirus in the United States, where cases continue to multiply and the government is considering declaring an emergency to pay for the treatment of infected patients without medical insurance.
All deaths by Covid-19 virus have been recorded in the state of Washington, in the northwest of the country. In King County, which covers Seattle, there have been eight deaths so far, while the other was reported in neighboring Snohomish County.
The majority of deaths occurred among residents of old age, AFP.
"The situation is very dynamic as we respond aggressively to this outbreak," said Jeff Duchin, a Public Health officer in King County, who raised the number of confirmed cases there to 21. In Snohomish, there are six cases.
Across the country, there are more than 100 confirmed cases and the government of President Donald Trump is preparing to declare a state of disaster under a law that would allow the Executive to cover the costs of patients without medical insurance.
Robert Kadlec, a senior health official, told lawmakers on Tuesday that "there are preliminary talks" to get patient costs to fall on the government.
The United States does not have a public health system, and experts have warned that the 27.5 million people in the country who lack medical coverage could be reluctant to seek treatment, putting themselves at risk and increasing the spread of the disease.
The Covid-19 epidemic has spread to all continents since its appearance in central China at the end of the year and has already killed more than 3,100 people and infected more than 90,000.

 Critical state 

Among the deceased reported on Tuesday include a man in his 50s and a woman in his 80s, who died on February 26, before the virus was declared emergency.
Both were residents of Life Care, the elderly where other deaths from this virus were reported.
Susan Gregg, the spokeswoman for the Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where the man died, said tests showed the deceased was infected with the disease.
He also indicated that all the medical team that treated him is being identified.
"In coordination with Public Health, we have determined that some staff members of the intensive care unit where I was being treated may have been exposed" to the virus, he said.
In King County, seven new cases were reported, including two other Life Care residents, a worker, a family member of a patient, a visitor to the elderly and two young people in their 20 who are unknown how they were exposed to the virus.
Four of those hospitalized in King are in critical condition.
The old man said in a statement that he constantly checks his residents and employees and that anyone "showing symptoms is put in isolation." Visits from family members, volunteers and vendors were also suspended.

 Elections without alarm

Most cases in the United States are concentrated on the west coast.
California adds 43 positive cases, according to a balance published on Monday.
Of the total, four were classified as "community", that is to say of unknown origin, in which the person did not travel to an affected area or had contact with a patient.
Twitter, one of the California-based tech giants, asked its employees around the world to work from home to try to stop the spread of the coronavirus, while Google canceled its large annual software developer conference scheduled for May at its headquarters in Silicon Valley.
The state also celebrates on Tuesday, along with 13 others, its primary elections to choose the Democratic candidate who will face Trump in November.
In most of the voting centers, there was gel alcohol at the entrance and the authorities are alert to any announcement by the authorities.
"All necessary precautions have been taken," said the Democratic Party section in Solano County, near San Francisco, where the country's first "community" case was recorded. "We are still planning some celebrations at night, but I think there will be less due to coronavirus."
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