BOGOTA

A 70-year-old woman died Friday of coronavirus in Ecuador, marking the Latin American country’s first death from the global outbreak.

Ecuadorian Public Health Minister Catalina Andramuno announced the death in a news conference in the capital, Quito, where he said three additional cases increased the number to 23.

The elderly woman had returned from Spain and was diagnosed Feb. 29 with the virus known as COVID-19.

Guatemala also declared its first case.

Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said the patient tested positive for the virus upon arrival from Italy and was taken to the hospital.

Colombia’s health officials also announced

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