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Coronavirus death toll in US climbs to six, spreads to 11 states

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The death toll from the coronavirus in the US has climbed to six and the outbreak has reached 11 states.

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.

There are now 100 cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States, according to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as state and local governments.

According to the CDC, there are 48 cases from repatriated citizens.

According to CNN Health's tally of US cases that are detected and tested in the country through public health systems, there are 52 cases in 11 states. Bringing the total of coronavirus cases to 100.

This includes presumptive positive cases that tested positive in a public health lab and are pending confirmation from the CDC, and confirmed cases have received positive results from the CDC.

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Meanwhile, the US stock market has recovered after the battering it endured over coronavirus fears.

The Dow is up more than 1,100 points, or 4.4 per cent, during the final minutes of trading.

The markets rebound from last week's plunge over coronavirus concerns is intensifying. The S&P 500 is up 3.9 per cent, while the Nasdaq rallied 3.6 per cent.

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Source: 9News

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