"Urgent: Less than 24 hours after reporting its first case, Panama announces the death of a person from coronavirus."
Infected persons "are quarantined in their respective homes. Of these, only one has no history of travel abroad. Meanwhile, the rest visited one or more countries, including the U.S., Spain, Cuba, and Puerto Rico," she added.
But the Minister called for calm. "Studies show that 80 percent of people infected with coronaviruses have mild conditions. This is typical of the epidemiological behavior of Covid-19," Turned commented.
The first death by Covid-19 in Latin America was reported in Argentina on March 7. The patient was a 64-year-old man who may have been infected with the virus during a trip to Paris, France.