A pedestrian wearing a protective mask stands on Mission Street in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.

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The U.S. reported on Saturday its first death from the coronavirus in King County in Washington state. 

Jamie Nixon, a public information officer with the Washington State Department of Health, said that a patient in the state has died from the infection.

The patient was a man in his 50s with underlying health conditions, who was tested at the  Washington State Public Health Lab, according to U.S. health officials. President Trump during a Saturday press conference incorrectly said the patient was a woman.

Officials will hold a news conference in King County at 4:00 pm EST, in which they will discuss the death and other confirmed cases across the country. 

There are more than 85,000 confirmed cases of the virus worldwide and at least 2,933 confirmed deaths. At least 64 cases have been confirmed in the U.S. 

The death comes as several cases in Washington state, California and Oregon have raised fears over the local, person-to-person transmission of the virus in people who have not recently traveled or been in contact with infected people. 

President Donald Trump and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will hold press conferences about the virus on Saturday. 

Washington state officials said on Friday that a high school student in Snohomish County, near Seattle, had the virus and was in home isolation. Officials also confirmed a case in a woman in her 50s in King County, who had recently traveled to Daegu, South Korea, and had since been in home isolation. 

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