2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have reached South America in February 2020. As of 13 March, all countries in South America, and the French overseas department of French Guiana, had been infected with at least one case. The Falkland Islands (a British Overseas Territory) has not reported any cases. In addition, the ABC islands of the Kingdom of the Netherlands may also be considered part of South America.
Pandemic by country
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2019–20 coronavirus pandemic was confirmed to have spread to Argentina on 3 March 2020, with 1133 people being infected.   
On 7 March, the
Ministry of Health confirmed the country's first death, a 64-year-old man who had travelled to Paris, France, who also had other health conditions; the case was only confirmed as positive after the patient's demise.  This also marked the first documented death from the virus in  Latin America.
On 20 March, Argentina entered a nation-wide lockdown.
The Argentine government announced the extension of the lockdown, originally intended to end on 31 March, until mid April.
On 10 March, the first two cases in the country were confirmed.
On 12 March, Bolivia suspended all public school sessions until 31 March, as well as all commercial flights to and from Europe indefinitely. They also prohibited large-scale public gatherings of more than 1,000 people.
On 26 February, the first case in the country and South America was confirmed.
As of 14 March, Brazil confirmed 180 cases and 1490 suspected cases.On 14 March, Brazil confirmed 7 more cases.  
On 3 March, the first case in the country was confirmed.
On 6 March, the first case in the country was confirmed.
On 29 February, the Minister of Health in Ecuador, Catalina Andramuño, confirmed the first case of the virus in the country.
The patient, a woman in her 70s, Ecuadorian citizen which resides in Spain, had arrived to Guayaquil on 14 February. 
On 1 March, Andramuño announced that five new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in Ecuador.
As of 31 March, there have been 2240 confirmed cases, plus 75 deaths linked to COVID-19. The Health Ministry also reported 61 deaths probably related to Covid-19.
According to the
French Ministry of Health situation reports, as of 6 March 2020, five confirmed cases had been identified in the region of  French Guiana.
On 11 March 2020, the first case of coronavirus was recorded in
Guyana from a 52-year-old woman suffering from underlying health conditions, including diabetes and hypertension. The woman died at the Georgetown Public Hospital. 
On 7 March the first confirmed case in
Paraguay was announced, a 32-year-old Paraguayan who arrived from Ecuador.
On 10 March, Paraguay suspended public school sessions and large-scale public events for 15 days due to the coronavirus.
On 13 March, Paraguay suspended flights coming from Europe.
On 6 March the first confirmed case in
Peru was announced.
On 13 March 2020,
Vice President Ashwin Adhin announced the first confirmed case in the country.
On 13 March 2020, the Public Health Ministry announced the first four confirmed cases in the country.
The number was updated to 29 on 3/16, to 50 on 3/17 and to 79 on 3/18
On 13 March 2020,
Vice President Delcy Rodríguez announced the first two confirmed cases in the country.
On 14 March, Communication Minister
Jorge Rodríguez informed that eight new cases were detected in the country.
On 26 March, the first death was reported.
Prevention in other countries and territories
As of 26 March there have been no confirmed cases in the British territory. The King Edward Memorial Hospital is currently dealing with one suspected case. As a precaution, the islands' government has closed all schools and nurseries until 4 May.
South Georgia & the South Sandwich Islands
The remote territory is uninhabited, save for small communities of scientists; the territory is also occasionally visited by small groups of tourists.
On 17 March tourist facilities in  Grytviken were closed as a precaution, with various other measures being implemented to protect workers on the islands. 
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