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By E.J. Mundell and Robin Foster
WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Coronavirus continued its march across America on Wednesday, with more than 149 cases and 11 deaths now reported — a 10th in Washington state and one in California.
The California death involved an elderly woman from Placer County who had underlying health conditions and had traveled on a cruise ship from San Francisco to Mexico in February, CNN reported. It is the first U.S. coronavirus death reported outside Washington state.
A total of 149 U.S. coronavirus cases have now been confirmed, 39 of those in Washington state and 33 in California, CNN reported Wednesday.
“My concern is as the next week or two or three go by, we’re going to see a lot more community-related cases,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious