In quickly evolving developments today, Washington state reported the nation’s first COVID-19 death and two additional cases in a Seattle area nursing home, prompting the state’s governor to declare a state of emergency.

At the federal level, officials today announced new travel restrictions involving Iran, parts of Italy, and parts of South Korea.

And in international novel coronavirus developments, cases continued to surge in the three main hot spots, two countries reported cases imported from Egypt, and at least three more countries reported their first cases: Ecuador, Monaco, and Qatar.

Washington officials also probe nursing home cluster


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