This is the first confirmed case in South America, leaving Antarctica the only continent without a registered case.
Cases have been reported in Asia, Europe, North America, South America, Australia and Oceania, and Africa.
It is unsurprising that Antarctica is yet to register a case. It has no official native population, and the majority of the 4,400 people residing on the continent are visiting scientists and researchers.
An illustration, created at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), depicts the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.
Asia is by far the worst-affected continent, with China bearing the brunt. As of Tuesday, China had confirmed 78,064 cases, with 2,715 confirmed deaths.