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Children pick up lunch at the Olympic Hills Elementary School, after schools were closed due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Seattle, Washington, US, March 17, 2020. Image Credit: Reuters

Washington: A hundred people have died from the new coronavirus in the United States, according to an AFP count on Tuesday using figures provided by state and county websites and officials.

The greatest number is in Washington state, in the country’s northwest, where there were 50 deaths, followed by New York with 12 and California where there were 11.