Jenny Polanco, a well-known Dominican fashion designer and former Miss World Dominican Republic 1978, died on March 24 from Coronavirus which she contracted from Spain where she was promoting her line of clothing. She arrived in Santo Domingo on March 4 and told a reporter that she was feeling fine and did not have any symptoms, but on March 9 she started getting ill. Her health worsened as she suffered from respiratory failure.
Polanco is the first Latino celebrity to have succumbed to the deadly virus. May she rest in peace.
(Source: El Imparcial, 3/24/2020)
Jenny Polanco Is The First Latino Celebrity To Die From Coronavirus