Daily US Times, California: California has declared a state of emergency after announcing its first death, making the US death toll to 11.
Officials said, the 71-year-old man had underlying health conditions and had been on a cruise ship.
The White House moved on Wednesday to expand testing nationwide for the disease. At least 16 states of the country have been reported coronavirus cases, and the total number increased to 150.
Globally, there have been more than 92,000 cases reported with more than 3,000 death. Most of the cases and death took place in mainland China, the birthplace of the outbreak.
Ten of the 11 deaths in the US were in Washington state.
Over the weekend Florida and Washington declared a state of emergency too.
The man died in California is believed to have been infected by the disease while traveling last month on a Princess Cruise ship that departed from San Francisco and visited Mexico.
The ship has been ordered to return to port in San Fransisco.
The vessel is operated by Carnival, whose other ship Diamond Princess was quarantined last month after dozens of passengers tested positive for Covid-19 as it docked in Japan.
Testing speeded up
Vice President Mike Pence, who was in charge to fight coronavirus in the US, said that any American can be tested for the coronavirus if ordered by a doctor.
On Wednesday, he said the White House will begin on-camera briefings on the virus.
Some health officials have accused Trump administration for slow response to the virus outbreak.
Mr Pence said the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would lift existing restrictions on tests and provide new guidelines for speeding up exams for those who fear they are infected.
There is also a question of cost. Several media reports suggest that uninsured Americans paying upwards of $1,000 (£780) for a test.
The US House of Representative approved 8.3 billion dollars in emergency aid to combat the coronavirus.