March 2, 2020 / 2:49 AM / in a month

Health officials in Washington report second U.S. death from coronavirus

Medics transfer a patient on a stretcher to an ambulance at the Life Care Center of Kirkland, the long-term care facility linked to the two of three confirmed coronavirus cases in the state, in Kirkland, Washington, U.S. March 1, 2020. REUTERS/David Ryder

(Reuters) - Health officials in Washington state reported late on Sunday a second U.S. death as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

Public Health – Seattle & King County said a man in his 70s with underlying health conditions who had been hospitalized with COVID-19 died on Saturday.

The department said three other new reported cases are older people in critical condition. In total, 10 cases have been reported in King County. All of the four new cases - including the man who died on Saturday - were residents of a Kirkland nursing facility that reported two prior cases.

Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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