Virus death toll in United States climbs to 26

ROME (AP) – Officials in the United States are reporting four more deaths of people infected with the new coronavirus, bringing the total in the country to 26, most of them in Washington state. Health officials in Washington on Monday reported three more coronavirus deaths, all residents of a Seattle-area nursing home that has been racked by COVID-19. Washington state has now at least 22 deaths linked to the coronavirus. In California, officials reported the second COVID-19 death in the state after a Santa Clara County woman in her 60s died Monday. The other two U.S. virus-related deaths took place in Florida.