Officials from Washington State have confirmed that another person has died from COVID-19, bringing the total up to nine.
All U.S. deaths from the novel coronavirus have occurred in the Seattle area.
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, confirmed a second COVID-19 case in the state – a man in his 50s in Westchester County, just north of New York City.
In Argentina, Minister of Health, Gonzalez Garcia confirmed the country’s first COVID-19 case. Garcia said the patient arrived on a flight from Milan, Italy.
Chile confirmed its first case after the news broke from neighboring Argentina. Reuters reported the patient is a 33-year-old male who lives in a city south of the capital, Santiago.
Meanwhile, the World Bank said it will make $12 billion available, immediately, to support low-income nations as they respond to the virus. Both the World Bank and International Fund announced they will replace their spring meetings in Washington with a “virtual format” in response to COVID-19.