There’s Only One U.S. State That Is Untouched By Coronavirus Outbreak

Just before the weekend, Montana Governor Steve Bullock revealed four people in his state have “presumptively tested positive” for the Coronavirus, leaving just one state in the country unaffected by the coronavirus.

West Virginia.

The Washington Examiner reports the state “has become the only state yet to announce a confirmed case of coronavirus,” as every other state in the country—including Alaska,  Hawaii, and Washington D.C.—has at least one case of the coronavirus.

The report adds:

Despite not yet having a confirmed case, West Virginia was one of several states on Friday that canceled all classes for those in kindergarten through 12th grade.

President Trump held a White House news conference on Friday where he declared a national emergency in order to free up federal funds to help combat the pandemic. The president had previously announced a monthlong travel ban on countries from Europe.

While West Virginia has been untouched by the coronavirus, there are more than 2,900 confirmed cases around the U.S. with at least 59 deaths.

ABC News reports the state of Oregon just recently announced its first death to the coronavirus on Saturday evening.

Oregon Governor Kate Brown released a statement that described the individual as “a veteran in Multnomah County with underlying health conditions.”

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“When several more Oregonians are at this moment battling COVID-19, I ask you to join me in honoring this person’s memory by taking the steps we know are necessary to prevent the further spread of this disease,” she continued in the statement. “By taking action together, we can help to slow the rate of infection and protect our friends, neighbors, and loved ones who are most vulnerable.”

The same evening, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the state’s second death as “a female in her 50s who was being treated at Centra State Medical Center in Monmouth County.”

“Please wash your hands frequently and practice social distancing. We will get through this together,” he added in the tweet.