COVID-19: First US death reported in Washington state, Iran reports nine more deaths

Coronavirus cases exceed 1,000 in Italy, death toll at 29: official

Luxembourg reports first coronavirus case, linked to Italy

A person has died in Washington state of the new COVID-19, state health officials said - making it the first reported death in the United States.

U.S President Donald Trump announced that the person who died was a woman at her 50s.
Iran's health ministry has said 205 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in the country in the last 24 hours, with nine more deaths reported.

Tehran said the new numbers bring the total deaths in the country to 43 among 593 cases.

Meanwhile, number of cases of the new coronavirus in Italy has exceeded 1,000, the health ministry said, with the death toll rising by eight to 29 in the past 24 hours.

The number of cases reached 1,128 since the start of the epidemic, up from 888 on Friday, although 52 percent of those tested show few to no symptoms, the Italian health authorities said.

Also, Luxembourg announced its first case of infection by the COVID-19, a man who recently returned from Italy, Health Minister Paulette Lenert told reporters.

The man in his 40s exhibited COVID-19 symptoms "at the beginning of the week" and testing in Luxembourg confirmed the disease, she said.

The patient was isolated in a Luxembourg hospital and his family members were in quarantine, the minister said.

France has more than 100 confirmed cases: official

France has 100 confirmed cases of coronavirus, the head of the public health service, Jerome Salomon, said, raising the tally from 73.

Of those cases, two people have died, 12 have recovered and 86 are in hospital, nine of them in a serious condition, Salomon told journalists in a daily news briefing about the outbreak.

However, South Korea on Saturday urged citizens to stay indoors as it warned of a "critical moment" in its battle against the coronavirus after recording the biggest daily jump in infections, with 813 new cases taking the tally to 3,150 with 17 new deaths.

Seoul is grappling with the largest outbreak of the virus outside China, the epicentre of the deadly disease. The National Health Commission reported on Saturday at least 47 new deaths, bringing to 2,835 the number of fatalities nationwide among 79,251 confirmed cases.

The World Health Organization (WHO) had nn Friday warned that the spread of the virus is "getting bigger".

Currently , more than 85,000 people have been infected worldwide.


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