A 64-year-old guy died in Argentina because of the new coronavirus, the first such death in Latin America, health authorities announced Saturday.
The Ministry of Health stated the patient lived in Buenos Aires and was verified with COVID-19 after coming down with a cough, fever and sore throat after a recent visit to Europe.
The individual, who suffered kidney failure, had a history of hypertension, diabetes and bronchitis before being infected with the virus,” a statement said.
Officials said the guy wasn’t among those eight supported COVID-19 cases previously reported for Argentina, but his case had been supported by evaluations Saturday. Research is still underway to ascertain who the individual was connected with, police said.
Elsewhere in the area, officials at Peru declared five new instances of COVID-19 disease Saturday, increasing the nation’s total to six. Paraguay reported its original instance, and Chile said it had seven confirmed casesup.
Mexico, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Costa Rica have also reported confirmed cases of this new coronavirus.
According to the most recent official statistics, there are over 101,000 infected globally and over 3,400 deaths.