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U.S. virus death toll rises to 11 with California victim

SEATTLE (AP) – The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 11 with a victim succumbing in California – the first reported fatality outside Washington state. Officials in Placer County, northwest of Sacramento, said Wednesday an elderly adult who tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a San Francisco-to-Mexico cruise had died. They said the victim had underlying health conditions. Washington also announced another death Wednesday, bringing its total to 10. Most of the deceased were residents of a nursing home in Kirkland, a suburb east of Seattle.

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