Novel coronavirus pneumonia death is reported in Washington State on 29 May. This is also the first death case in the United States since the outbreak. At the same time, Washington state also reported the first case of infection among medical staff in the United States.
The patient, who died in King County, Washington state, had no previous travel history or exposure to a known source of infection. In addition to the death, four new cases of positive nucleic acid test were found in Washington state, of which two were medical staff and patients from the same nursing center in Kirkland, golden County, the state. The medical worker, who is in his 40s, is in stable condition, while the patient in his 70s is in serious condition. According to US media reports, the other two cases are a high school student with unknown source of infection and a 50 year old female who has traveled to Daegu, South Korea.
Novel coronavirus pneumonia cases novel coronavirus pneumonia has been diagnosed in the United States so far. 3 cases were evacued from Wuhan, China, 3 cases were diagnosed, 44 from the Japanese Diamond Princess evacuees, and the total number of new crown pneumonia patients in the United States increased to 69.
U.S. Vice President Peng Si announced at the White House press conference that he would extend the travel ban on Iran, and foreigners who have traveled in Iran in the past 14 days would be refused entry to the United States. At the same time, the U.S. State Department raised the travel warning for Italy and South Korea to level 4 (the highest level), urging Americans not to go to the above countries.
In view of the rapid development of the domestic epidemic in the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on the 29th urgently delegated authority to allow qualified hospital laboratories in the United States to develop and use their own new coronavirus infection detection methods to improve the detection speed.