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The first U.S. death from coronavirus was confirmed; Washington state is investigating a possible outbreak at a nursing facility

Washington state health officials are investigating a possible coronavirus outbreak at a long-term nursing facility where two people tested positive.
More than 50 residents and staff from the Life Care Center in Kirkland are experiencing symptoms, and will be tested for coronavirus, said Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, health officer for Seattle and King County.
The patients who tested positive include a 40-year-old female healthcare worker who has no known travel outside the US. She is in satisfactory condition at a local hospital, officials said. The second one, a woman in her 70s, is hospitalized in serious condition.
“In addition, we’re aware of a number of individuals associated with the long-term care facility who are reportedly ill with respiratory symptoms or pneumonia, and we’re in the process of investigating this situation as an outbreak,” Duchin said. “We’re in the beginning stages of our investigation and new details.”
In a statement, the facility said it was not allowing visits from families, volunteers or vendors. Admissions are also temporarily on hold.
First US death: The news comes on the same day the first US death from coronavirus was reported in Washington state, health officials said Saturday. The man in his 50s, who had underlying health conditions, was not a resident at the care facility.