A Seattle-area person has died from the Coronavirus, the first fatality in the United States, authorities said Saturday.
The victim was in King County, Washington, which includes the city of Seattle as well as suburbs. There were no other details immediately available.
The announcement came as President Trump prepared to address the nation about the coronavirus threat.
Trump tweeted that he’ll discuss the latest development at a White House news conference at 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
Some Democrats have said Trump could have acted sooner to bolster the U.S. response to the virus. Democratic and Republican lawmakers also have said his request for an additional $2.5 billion to defend against the virus isn’t enough. They’ve signaled they will provide substantially more funding.
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