U.S. coronavirus death toll rises to 6

New York State’s Wadsworth Center is currently testing coronavirus samples from patients.New York State’s Wadsworth Center is currently testing coronavirus samples from patients. New York State Department of Health

Four more people died from coronavirus in Washington state on Monday, bringing the death toll in the state, and the entire U.S., to six.

Five of the deaths have occurred in King County, Washington, which declared a state of emergency and said it had confirmed 14 new cases of the flu-like virus.

Four of the deaths and most of the state’s 18 confirmed infections were reported at the Life Care Center nursing facility in Kirkland. Authorities are investigating the center.

Researchers said on Sunday that the coronavirus may have been spreading undetected for six weeks in Washington state.

The total number of confirmed cases in the U.S. reached 90, including the 45 people evacuated from a quarantined cruise ship in Japan.

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