The U.S. national capital announced Friday its first recorded coronavirus death as the country seeks to rein in the outbreak inside its borders.

The District of Columbia said in a statement that the victim is a 59-year-old male who was admitted to the hospital last week with a cough and fever, and who later tested positive for the virus. He also had other unspecified “underlying health conditions,” D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said in a solemnly-worded statement.

“It is with great sadness that we announce a tragic death and, on behalf of our residents, I share our love and condolences

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