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A person has died in Washington state of COVID-19, state health officials said Saturday, marking the first such reported death in the United States.

Person in Washington state first in US to die from new virus

A coronavirus case was reported in Oregon on Friday.

Oregon braces for possible coronavirus epidemic - oregonlive.com

State officials announces Oregon’s first presumptive case of novel coronavirus, COVID-19

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon's first coronavirus case emerged on Friday, and the infected person worked at an elementary school in the Portland area, which will be temporarily closed, authorities said. "The case was not a person under monitoring or a person under investigation. The individual had neither a history of travel to a country where the virus was circulating, nor is believed to have had a close contact with another confirmed case - the two most common sources of exposure," the Oregon Health Authority said in a statement. The Lake Oswego School District sent a robocall to parents saying that Forest Hills Elementary will be closed until Wednesday so it can be deep-cleaned by maintenance workers. Health authorities planned to spend the weekend scrambling to find everyone the unidentified person, who has been hospitalized, had been in contact with. Hours before the case emerged, the state ramped up efforts to combat an outbreak amid potential challenges, including closing schools, businesses and events, and sustained shortages of medical supplies. At a hastily called news conference, state health officials did not release details on the person, citing patient privacy. But they said the person had spent time at the elementary school, located in a Portland suburb. "State and local authorities are responding quickly to this case," Oregon Gov. Kate Brown told the Portland news conference. Brown urged people not to panic. Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen said a test sample sent to a lab in Oregon was positive, and that it was being sent to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta for confirmation. At a hearing earlier Friday in the state Capitol, top health officials heard concerns from lawmakers, and raised some...

Oregon has 1st coronavirus case: elementary school employee - SFGate

“Total hoax. Department of Health confirms first coronavirus death in Washington state https://t.co/0XrH6KDiz0”

Rick Wilson on Twitter: "Total hoax. Department of Health confirms first coronavirus death in Washington state https://t.co/0XrH6KDiz0"

“Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, health officer for Seattle and King County, Washington, said during a CDC press briefing on Saturday that the Washington patient who died from the novel coronavirus was a man in his 50s. Earlier today at the WH, POTUS said the patient was a woman.”

Jake Tapper on Twitter: "Dr. Jeffrey Duchin, health officer for Seattle and King County, Washington, said during a CDC press briefing on Saturday that the Washington patient who died from the novel coronavirus was a man in his 50s. Earlier today at the WH, POTUS said the patient was a woman."

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“Washington governor declares state of emergency after U.S. reports first coronavirus death /via @globeandmail https://t.co/l0EOj8LCgl”

Warren Kinsella on Twitter: "Washington governor declares state of emergency after U.S. reports first coronavirus death /via @globeandmail https://t.co/l0EOj8LCgl"

Lincoln County Public Health, in close coordination with the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division, Lincoln County Emergency Management, Lincoln County Board of Commissioner’s office and a wide range ofLincoln County Public Health, in close coordination with the Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division, Lincoln County Emergency Management, Lincoln County Board of Commissioner’s office and a wide range of

Lincoln County Public Health, state continues to monitor COVID-19 | News | thenewsguard.com

<p>The team is made up of representatives from agencies like the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Military Department.</p>

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Convenes Coronavirus Response Team . News | OPB

As concerns about the coronavirus grow, the director of the Oregon Health Authority said the agency is ramping up preparedness for when the virus comes to the state. As concerns about the coronavirus grow, the director of the Oregon Health Authority said the agency is ramping up preparedness for when the virus comes to the state.

OHA director: Coronavirus preparations strong, hospitals ready | KOIN.com

Governor Brown stressed that the risk of Oregonians contracting coronavirus remains low, but the state will be prepared for anything.The team, made up of state agency representatives, will coordinate preparation efforts across Oregon.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown forms Coronavirus Response Team | kgw.com

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown convened Friday a Coronavirus Response Team tasked with coordinating state and local agencies and health authorities in preparation for response to the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

Gov. Brown convenes Coronavirus Response Team - KTVZ

A Washington County teacher is sick with the first presumptive case of coronavirus in the state, Oregon health officials said Friday.A Washington County teacher is sick with the first presumptive case of coronavirus in the state, Oregon health officials said Friday.

Coronavirus case confirmed in Oregon | Health | bendbulletin.com

SALEM, Ore. &ndash; Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday that she formed a Coronavirus Response Team tasked with coordinating state and local agencies and health authorities to prepare a response to the new coronavirus, COVID-19. Although there are currently no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Oregon, the governor says this team will prepare for any potential outbreaks of the illness. &ldquo;We must make sure we are as ready and informed as we can be.SALEM, Ore. &ndash; Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Friday that she formed a Coronavirus Response Team tasked with coordinating state and local agencies and health authorities to prepare a response to the new coronavirus, COVID-19. Although there are currently no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Oregon, the governor says this team will prepare for any potential outbreaks of the illness. &ldquo;We must make sure we are as ready and informed as we can be.

Gov. Brown forms Coronavirus Response Team to prepare for potential outbreak | KATU

Gov. Brown forms Coronavirus Response Team to prepare for potential outbreak

The team will be responsible for coordinating different state and local health authorities 'in preparation for response' to the coronavirus.The team will be responsible for coordinating different state and local health authorities 'in preparation for response' to the coronavirus.

Governor Brown forms Coronavirus Response Team in preparation for potential outbreaks

A man has died in Washington state of COVID-19, state health officials said Saturday, marking the first such reported death in the United States.A man has died in Washington state of COVID-19, state health officials said Saturday, marking the first such reported death in the United States.

Washington state sees 1st virus death in U.S., declares emergency

The governor of Washington declared a state of emergency Saturday after a man died there of COVID-19, the first such reported death in the United States. More than 50 peopleThe governor of Washington declared a state of emergency Saturday after a man died there of COVID-19, the first such reported death in the United States. More than 50 people

Wash. state sees 1st virus death in US, declares emergency | Region | dailyitem.com

The governor of Washington state declared a state of emergency Saturday after a man died there of COVID-19, the first such reported death in the United States. More than 50 people in a nursing facility are sick and being tested for the virus.The governor of Washington state declared a state of emergency Saturday after a man died there of COVID-19, the first such reported death in the United States. More than 50 people in a nursing facility are sick and being tested for the virus.

Washington governor declares state of emergency over virus - The Salt Lake Tribune