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Coronavirus Death Toll Rises To 11 In The U.S., Including 1st Confirmed Death In California

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus climbed to 11 on Wednesday with a victim succumbing in California — the nation’s first reported fatality outside Washington state. Officials in Placer County, northwest of Sacramento, said an elderly person who tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday after returning from a San Francisco-Mexico cruise had died. The victim had underlying health conditions, authorities said. ...Read more

Death Toll Rises To 25 After Tornado Hits Nashville And Central Tennessee

At least 25 people were killedseveral others injured and tens of thousands of households and businesses left without power when a tornado struck parts of Nashville and central Tennessee early Tuesday, officials said. The deaths occurred in at least four counties, including Davidson, where Nashville is, and Putnam, Benton and Wilson, according to officials. At least 18 of the deaths occurred in Putnam County, officials said Tuesday.  ...Read more

Sen. Amy Klobuchar Drops Out Of Democratic Race For President

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has dropped out of the race to become the Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 US election. Kobluchar endorsed her rival Joe Biden at a rally in Dallas on Monday night, ahead of the crucial Super Tuesday primary elections. “I cannot think of a better way to end my campaign than joining his,” she told the crowd.  Klobuchar is the latest in a string of dropouts; former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg decided to end his campaign Sunday evening, also endorsing Biden on Monday. And billionaire Tom Steyer dropped out over the weekend after a disappointing showing in the South Carolina Democratic primary. ...Read more

U.S. Death Toll From Coronavirus Rises To 6 In Washington State

Health officials in Washington state announced four additional deaths from the coronavirus on Monday, raising the U.S. death toll to six. A man in his 70s, a woman in her 70s and a woman in her 80s died in King County on Sunday from the virus, which causes a disease called COVID-19. The sixth death was reported in Snohomish County. Information about the patient has not been released. ...Read more

Pete Buttigieg Ends His 2020 Presidential Campaign

On Sunday night, Pete Buttigieg ended his campaign for President. Buttigieg officially made the announcement during a hastily planned event on Sunday in South Bend, where the former mayor said “today is a moment of truth… the truth is the path has narrowed to a close, for our candidacy, if not for our cause. So we must recognize that at this point in the race the best way to keep faith with those goals and ideals is to step aside and help bring our party and our country together. So tonight, I am making the difficult decision to suspend my campaign for the presidency.” Buttigieg added: “We have a responsibility to concede the effect of remaining in this race any further. Our goal has always been to help unify Americans to defeat Donald Trump and to win the era for our values.”  ...Read more

U.S. Advisory Warns Americans Not To Travel To Two Regions In Italy

After the coronavirus infections in Italy rose 50% Sunday, the U.S. government has issued its strongest travel warning yet, advising Americans against any travel to two regions in northern Italy that have been hard hit by the virus. Authorities said the total number of people infected in Italy had risen to 1,694, a 50% jump from just 24 hours earlier. Five more people infected with the virus have died, bringing the deaths in Italy to 34. ...Read more

California Governor Says 8,400 People Being Monitored For Coronavirus

More than 8,400 returning travelers that have entered California from Asia on commercial flights are being monitored for the coronavirus, according to California Governor Gavin Newsom. The Governor urged residents to take precautions regarding the coronavirus, while emphasizing that the risks to public health were low.  He said there was no need to declare a public health emergency, adding, “Everybody in this country is rightfully anxious about this moment. I think they should know we are meeting this moment with the kind of urgency that is necessary and I don’t want to over extend the anxiety.” The governor said that California had only received about 200 testing kits for the virus, an amount he called “simply inadequate.” But he said federal officials have promised him the state will get many more soon. ...Read more