Washington, D.C. has its first case of coronavirus.
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser announced the patient was a resident in his 50s who began feeling ill in February. He does not have a history of international travel and no close contacts with any COVID-19 patients.
Bowser said a second patient visited Washington, D.C. and then presented with symptoms in Maryland. That patient, who is also in his 50s. had traveled from Nigeria to Washington, D.C. and is now being treated in Maryland.
Marine tests positive for coronavirus
A U.S. Marine assigned to Fort Belvoir in Virginia tested positive for coronavirus and is hospitalized, the Pentagon confirmed.
The Marine is stationed in the U.S. but recently traveled overseas for official business. He is being treated at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.
A U.S. Navy sailed stationed in Naples, Italy has also tested positive for COVID-19.
Number of deaths reach 19
The number of coronavirus deaths in the U.S. has reached 19.
Sixteen people have died in Washington state, two in Florida and one in California.
More than 100,000 people have been infected worldwide. There are no confirmed cases in Alabama.
White House says no contact with coronavirus patient
The White House says there is no indication President Trump or Vice President Pence had contact with an attendee of a recent political meeting who was later was diagnosed with coronavirus.
The patient attended the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland in February. The person later tested positive for coronavirus.
Trump spokesperson said there is “no indication that either President Trump or Vice President Pence met with or were in close proximity to the attendee.”
Who is at greater risk for coronavirus?
According to the Centers for Disease Control, older adults and people who have severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease seem to be at higher risk for more serious COVID-19 illness. Early data suggest older people are twice as likely to have serious COVID-19 illness.
How to clean you phone
Health officials have recommended people step up their handwashing in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus. But what about your phone? It’s important to keep it clean, too.
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