The Salt Lake County health department in Utah said on Friday that an elderly resident who had been infected with the Zika virus while traveling to an area with active transmission of the virus died late last month.
The resident had an undisclosed health condition and had tested positive for the Zika virus.
The resident was not identified.
Zika has caused concern throughout the Americas due to an alarming rise in cases of the birth defect microcephaly and other severe fetal brain abnormalities linked to the mosquito-borne virus reported in Brazil, the country hardest hit by the outbreak.
Infants with microcephaly are born with abnormally small heads and may experience potentially disabling developmental problems. Brazil has confirmed more than 1,600 cases of microcephaly linked to Zika.
A weekly report from Canadian health authorities on Thursday said 144 Canadians have the Zika virus. All but one of the cases were acquired by travelling to affected countries. The other case was locally acquired through sexual contact.
The overall risk to Canadians in this country is low, according to the Public Health Agency of Canada.