Second US coronavirus death reported in Washington state

The coronavirus has claimed a second life in the US — a man in his 70s who died in a Seattle-area hospital, officials said Sunday.

The man, who had underlying health conditions, died Saturday at EvergreenHealth hospital in Kirkland, according to public health authorities in King County, Wash.

That’s the same facility where officials on Saturday identified the first person to succumb to the virus in the nation– a man in his 50s, also with underlying health conditions.

Officials announced three other confirmed cases in the county, including a woman in her 90s, a woman in her 80s and a man in his 70s.

All three were in critical condition at EvergreenHealth.

Earlier on Saturday, the county reported two other patients, both men in their 60s, in critical condition at hospitals in Seattle and Renton.

That brings the total of cases in the county to eight, including a woman who works for the US Postal Service.

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