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"We're pivoting to a more community-based approach, very similar to what we use for influenza epidemics, where we give people, and schools and businesses good advice on how they can reduce their risks", Dr. Jeff Duchin, health officer for Seattle and King County's public health agency, told reporters. But more than 3,000 people have died. Dozens of staff and residents at Life Care Center of Kirkland are reportedly exhibiting coronavirus-like symptoms, with two confirmed cases of (COVID-19) associated with the nursing facility reported so far.

The number of people with the new coronavirus in the United States climbed on Tuesday with Washington state reporting three more deaths, as authorities worked on preventing its spread and the central bank acted on Tuesday to protect the economy from the impact of the global outbreak.

Three more patients have succumbed to the coronavirus in the western USA state of Washington on Tuesday, bringing the total death toll to 9.

The number of presumed cases reported by states but not yet officially confirmed by the CDC stood at 27, up from seven previously.

The mushrooming outbreaks contrasted with optimism in China, where thousands of recovered patients were going home and the number of new infections dropped to the lowest level in several weeks.

Nine people in Washington have now died due to the novel coronavirus: eight from King County and one from Snohomish County.

And a federal immigration field office near Tukwila closed after an employee visited the LifeCare Center.

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A man in 60s, hospitalized at Virginia Mason Medical Center. He had underlying health conditions and died on 2/29/20.

Community transmission means infections within a population are not imported from another virus-hit area.

Of the new Washington cases, two were women, one in her 80s and another in her 90s. Both were in critical condition. Hospital spokeswoman Susan Gregg said some hospital staff may have been exposed while treating the patient but official don't believe other patients were exposed. It added that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is working to trace people who were on the patient's return flight to the United States.

He predicted that the state would probably see more cases of coronavirus than influenza over the coming weeks and months.

The news comes just a day after officials had announced several new cases and deaths in the state, which now has 27 confirmed illnesses.

"What is happening now in the United States may be the beginning of what is happening overseas", said Dr. Nancy Messonnier of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, noting that in China, where the outbreak began more than two months ago, older and sicker people are about twice as likely to become seriously ill as those who are younger and healthier. They posted their research online, but it was not published in a scientific journal or reviewed by other scientists. So far, 10 states, including California, New York, Oregon, Florida, and Rhode Island have confirmed or presumed coronavirus cases. Hesamodin Ashena, an adviser to President Hassan Rouhani, wrote on Twitter Monday that the US financial measures had "ravaged Iran's public health infrastructure" which in turn "torpedoed the virus to America". They just sweep through an entire nursing home, ' Frieden said.

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