September 24, 2020

More coronavirus cases, deaths across America as officials race to slow spread

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Santa Clara County Public Health Department Director Dr. Sara Cody
Santa Clara County has confirmed nine cases of the novel coronavirus, officials said Monday. Above, Santa Clara County public health director Dr. Sara Cody at a news conference last week.(Anda Chu / Bay Area News Group via Associated Press)
New coronavirus cases were reported from New York and New Hampshire to California and Georgia, as the nation’s death toll from the virus rose.

The West Coast continued to bear the brunt of illnesses in the United States, with the focus on Northern California and Washington state.

Washington state officials confirmed Monday that six people have died from the disease known as COVID-19, most of whom were linked to a nursing home outbreak in a Seattle suburb. No deaths have been reported elsewhere in the U.S. Nationwide, approximately 100 people have been infected with the virus so far.

At least five Northern California counties reported new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, bringing the total in California to nearly 50. Sonoma County declared a state of emergency in response to the outbreak.

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