March 22, 2020 / 3:48 AM / in 7 days

Colombia health ministry confirms first coronavirus death

BOGOTA, March 21 (Reuters) - Colombia’s health ministry on Saturday confirmed the country’s first death attributed to the coronavirus, as the disease continues to spread worldwide.

The deceased was a 58-year-old man who worked as a taxi driver in the coastal city of Cartagena, the country’s health ministry said in a statement. (Reporting by Julia Symmes Cobb; Editing by Christopher Cushing)

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