BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina reported 117 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, its biggest one-day leap yet, bringing its total cases to 502.
The health ministry also confirmed for the first time that cases of local person-to-person “community transmission” had been detected. Eight deaths were reported.
Argentina is currently under a national mandatory quarantine until March 31. Its borders are also closed to non-residents during the same period.
(GRAPHIC: Argentina coronavirus cases - here)
Reporting by Cassandra Garrison