US death toll from coronavirus rises to nine

By: AFP      Published: 02:06 AM, 4 Mar, 2020
US death toll from coronavirus rises to nine

The US death toll from the novel coronavirus rose to nine on Tuesday, all in the state of Washington and many of them residents of the same nursing home, officials said.

All of the deaths have been in the western state—eight in King County, which encompasses Seattle, and one in neighboring Snohomish County.

Nationwide, there are more than 100 confirmed cases, on both coasts and in the Midwest.