Watch: President Trump and VP Pence give update on coronavirus as death toll in US climbs to 26

White House Coronavirus Task Force presser

President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and members of the Coronavirus Task Force give an update on COVID-19.

Posted by KUSI News on Monday, March 9, 2020

(AP) – Officials in the United States are reporting four more deaths of people infected with the new coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 26, most of them in Washington state.

Health officials in Washington on Monday reported three more coronavirus deaths, all residents of a Seattle-area nursing home that has been racked by COVID-19.

Washington state has now at least 22 deaths linked to the coronavirus. Authorities say 19 of those are associated with the Life Care Center of Kirkland.

In California, officials reported the second COVID-19 death in the state after a Santa Clara County woman in her 60s died Monday.

The other two U.S. virus-related deaths took place in Florida.

The virus has infected at least 600 people in the U.S.

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