WORLD Brazil confirms first coronavirus case in Latin America

WORLD

Brazil confirms first coronavirus case in Latin America

AFP

23:06, February 26, 2020

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A view of Brazil (Photo: AFP)

Brazil's health ministry said on Wednesday a Sao Paulo resident has been diagnosed with coronavirus, the first such case recorded in Latin America.

The 61-year-old patient had returned on February 21 from the Lombardy region of Italy, the epicenter of an outbreak in the European country, Brazil's Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta said.

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