By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: Washington State Department of Health (Information):
Kirkland, Washington: The first person to have died in the United States from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 was confirmed on Saturday, February 29th, 2020.
The Washington State Department of Health confirms the first United States death from COVID-19 has occurred here in the state of Washington.
According to Kayse Dahl, Spokesperson for EvergreenHealth Medical Center, the person died in the facility in the Seattle suburb of Kirkland, but gave no further information.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee said, “It is a sad day in our state as we learn that a Washingtonian has died from COVID-19. Our hearts go out to his family and friends. We will continue to work toward a day where no one dies from this virus.”
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