A patient in The United States of America, USA has died after being infected with the novel coronavirus.
Health officials in Washington made the revelation on Saturday.
“It is a sad day in our state as we learn that a Washingtonian has died from COVID-19. Our hearts go out to his family and friends. We will continue to work toward a day where no one dies from this virus,” Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said in a statement.
President Donald Trump said during a press conference Saturday afternoon the person who died was in their late 50s and was “medically high-risk.”
Trump called the victim a “wonderful woman” and said she died overnight. The person died in King County, Washington, according to the state’s Department of Health said.
Officials also said at the news conference that the person was not known to have traveled recently, which suggests they may have contracted the infection in the U.S.