Bolivia’s Foreign Minister Karen Longaric has tested positive for Covid-19, according to a statement released by the ministry on Monday.
“Asymptomatic at the moment, the Minister is in self-isolation at her residence and will follow the appropriate medical treatment," the statement added.
Longaric is the ninth high-ranking official in the country to test positive for the virus. On Sunday, Economy Minister Oscar Ortiz also tested positive for the virus.
Last week, Bolivian Interim President Jeanine Añez announced she had tested positive for Covid-19. Añez has no symptoms and is following self-isolation protocols, Dr. Andrei Miranda, the official doctor for the presidency, said in a statement released on Sunday.
Health Minister María Eidy Roca, Justice Minister Alvaro Coimbra, Cabinet Minister Yerko Núñez Negrette, Minister of Mines Jorge Fernando Oropeza, Armed Forces Commander Gen. Sergio Orellana, and Bolivia’s deputy Interior Minister Javier Issa have all tested positive for coronavirus.
Bolivia’s health ministry reported 987 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday evening, while the total number of cases stands at 48,187. The country’s death toll reached 1,807, according to the same data.
CNN's Radina Gigova contributed to this reporting.