The death toll from the coronavirus in the US has climbed to six, according to health officials.
The fatalities were all in the state of Washington. A person has died from coronavirus in Snohomish County, according to Heather Thomas, spokesperson with the Snohomish Health District. No additional details were immediately available.
Five other people have died in King County, according to Jeffrey Duchin, a public health official with the county.
Authorities have also closed 48 schools in Washington state for rigorous cleaning over fears of the spread of novel coronavirus.
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