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First coronavirus death in U. S. reported in Washington state –
Gov. Inslee issues a public statement, Emergency Proclamation!

Credit: KING-5 TV News, Seattle

“One person dies from coronavirus in Washington state”

“The Washington Department of Health confirms one person has died from the coronavirus. This is the first death from the virus in the United States”

“Information about who the person is or how they contracted the virus was not immediately released. Health officials also said they have identified new people with the infection, but did not say how many.”

“The Washington Department of Health and Public Health Seattle & King County plan to hold a press conference at 1 p.m. to provide more information,” by KING-5 TV News, Seattle. Read more 

“Inslee statement on death in Washington state from COVID-19”

“It is a sad day in our state as we learn that a Washingtonian has died from COVID-19. Our hearts go out to their family and friends. We will continue to work toward a day where no one dies from this virus. 

“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.” Read more

“Washington Governor Declares State of Emergency Over Coronavirus; First Death Reported in U.S. From COVID-19”

“‘I have issued an emergency proclamation to ensure WA has the resources necessary to prepare for and respond to a COVID-19 outbreak,’ Gov. Jay Inslee said Saturday afternoon on Twitter. ‘We have been actively preparing and will do everything in our power to protect the health and safety of Washingtonians,'” by Ron Brackett and Jan Wesner Childs, The Weather Channel. Read more

Posted by Steve on February 29, 2020 at 10:31 am | Permalink

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