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The CDC had “erroneously identified the patient as a female” in a briefing with President Trump and Vice President Pence. Washington state and King County officials said the patient was a man during a news conference hosted by the CDC.


The U.S. reported its first death from the coronavirus in Washington State. The FDA took steps to speed laboratory tests for the virus as unexplained infections in three states suggested the disease is spreading on the west coast.

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