CDC ‘erroneously’ identified first coronavirus patient to die in US as female

A top health official cleared up a mystery that began after the first coronavirus patient to die in the United States was announced.

Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, confirmed the person who died in Washington was a man, counter to prior descriptions of the person being a woman.

“CDC erroneously identified the patient as a female in a briefing earlier today with the President and Vice President,” Redford tweeted Saturday afternoon.

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