COVID-19: Virus kills 9th in Washington, first case confirmed in Argentina

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.


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