March 8, 2020 / 1:11 AM / a month ago

Argentina confirms first death in Latin America of patient with coronavirus

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A patient diagnosed with coronavirus died in Argentina on Saturday, the Health Ministry said in a statement, marking the first death related to the virus in Latin America.

Fellow South American countries Paraguay, Colombia, Chile and Peru announced their first confirmed cases of coronavirus in recent days, and a number of cases have been confirmed in neighboring Brazil.

Reporting by Hugh Bronstein; Editing by Leslie Adler

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