Seattle & King County confirmed Sunday the second coronavirus-related death in the United States, a King County man in his 70s.
The man was hospitalized at EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland with underlying health conditions.
The first death was on Saturday and was a King County man in his 50s.
The first man who died arrived at EvergreenHealth Medical Center in Kirkland with “serious respiratory issues” and later tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus), King County Public Health said. Officials did not elaborate on his underlying conditions, citing patient privacy.
“It is a sad day in our state as we learn that a Washingtonian has died from COVID-19,” Inslee said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to their family and friends. We will continue to work toward a day where no one dies from this virus.”
The first man who died had no history of travel or contact with a known coronavirus case, meaning the case was acquired through community transmission in the Seattle area, said Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, health officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County.
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