China Touts Slowing Coronavirus Toll, as South Korean Cases Rise

Health officials in the state of Washington reported the first coronavirus death in the U.S.

As the coronavirus threatens to spread across the U.S., federal health authorities expand the criteria for whom should be tested and streamline test-kit approvals. Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

28365365体育投注 South Korea reported more than 800 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, the most of any country caught up in the epidemic, as China said it crossed a key threshold in its fight against the deadly disease. Health officials in the state of Washington reported the first coronavirus death in the U.S. on Saturday.

The virus has quickly spread to disparate places around the world, increasingly with no clear links to China, where the outbreak began. Public health officials say the illness is now all but impossible to stop, in part...