March 6, 2020 / 9:18 PM / a month ago

Costa Rica confirms first coronavirus case in Central America

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Rica’s government on Friday said it confirmed its first case of coronavirus, in a 49-year-old woman from the United States who is in the Central American nation with her husband.

The instance marks the first confirmed infection of the fast-spreading coronavirus in Central America.

Reporting by Alvaro Murillo; Writing by Anthony Esposito

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