Washington Governor Jay Insley announced the introduction of an emergency regime in the territory due to the spread of the new coronavirus and the first death in the United States.
A statement published on the governorвЂ™s website states that a state of emergency is imposed in all counties in Washington state.
Government agencies are tasked with doing everything possible to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
In addition, state authorities will now be able to use the National Guard.
As reported, the first death from a coronavirus in the United States was recorded in Washington.
President Donald Trump said the woman, nearly 60 years old, was a вЂњhigh-risk medical patient.вЂќ
On December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities announced an outbreak of pneumonia in Wuhan. The causative agent of the disease is a new type of coronavirus, which is given the official name Covid-2019. Coronavirus is actively spreading around the world.
According to the latest data, in China the number of people infected with coronavirus reached 79,824 people, 2,870 died.