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Argentina confirms first coronavirus case: health ministry

Spain reports first coronavirus death: official

As Argentina reported  a confirmed case of Coronavirus, Spain announced first death from the China's virus that has spread to more than 70 countries.
In Madrid, Spanish officials reported the country's first coronavirus death on Tuesday, a man who died last month in the eastern region of Valencia.

"It is a patient who died on February 13," regional health officer Ana Barcelo Chico told journalists, adding that post-mortem analysis had come back "positive".

Argentina Health Minister Gines Gonzalez Garcia on Tuesday confirmed the South American country's first case of the fast-spreading new coronavirus. Reuters reported.

According to the reports, The patient, a 43-year-old man, arrived in Argentina on March 1 after a two-week trip that included northern Italy, another health ministry official said. Northern Italy is grappling with one of the world's worst outbreaks of the respiratory illness outside of China.

Health Access Secretary Carla Vizzotti said Argentina is still in the containment stage in dealing with the virus. "Containment means that we will work on the early detection of possible cases, confirming or ruling them out."

The first confirmed case of the coronavirus in South America was reported in Brazil on Feb. 26.

The illness, called COVID-19, first emerged in central China late last year. It has now spread to nearly 80 countries including Mexico, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic, with the worst outbreaks outside of China in South Korea, Iran and Italy.



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