US Virus Death Toll Rises to 11 with California Victim

Posted on March 4, 2020 1:18 pm

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The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus climbed to 11 on Wednesday with a victim succumbing in California – the nation’s first reported fatality outside Washington state – as officials, schools and businesses came under pressure to respond more aggressively to the outbreak.

Officials in Placer County, northwest of Sacramento, said an elderly person who tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday after returning from a San Francisco-Mexico cruise had died. The victim had underlying health conditions, authorities said.

Washington state also announced another death, bringing its total to 10. Most of those who died were residents of a nursing home in Kirkland, a