United States has 43 domestic cases of coronavirus: Mike Pence

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America Published: Mar 03, 2020, 07:32 AM(IST)

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The other five people have died in King County, according to Jeffrey Duchin, a public health official with the county.

The United States has 43 domestic cases of coronavirus and 48 cases of individuals who have returned to the country, Vice President Mike Pence said on Monday.

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"At the present moment, we have 43 domestic cases of the coronavirus, 48 cases of individuals who've returned to the United States. Of the domestic cases, 29 of the 43 are either in California or Washington state," Pence said during a briefing on coronavirus.

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According to health officials, six people have died in Washington state from the virus, including the person who died in Snohomish County on Monday.

The other five people have died in King County, according to Jeffrey Duchin, a public health official with the county.

The US reported its first death from coronavirus on Saturday, involving a man in his 50s who had underlying health conditions. On Sunday, the Trump administration announced 91 confirmed and presumptive positive cases of coronavirus in the country.

The country has announced additional travel restrictions affecting Iran, Italy, and South Korea to contain coronavirus outbreak.

Coronavirus first originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan and has since then spread to several countries across the world, including India. The World Health Organisation has declared the outbreak an international health emergency.

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