Introduction: COVID-19 disease is an acute viral pneumonia caused by SARS-CoV-2 . Its main means of transmission is from person to person through respiratory droplets . It presents as a febrile condition with respiratory symptoms and high transmissibility rate . There is no vaccine, so the clinical suspicion and immediate isolation of the patient are essential
Objective: The purpose of this work is to report the first confirmed case of COVID-19 disease in Córdoba (Argentina), highlighting telemedicine as a novel form of outpatient management . Methodology: We describe the first confirmed case of COVID-19 disease in Córdoba (Argentina), which presented in a patient without comorbidities in good clinical condition, and therefore ambulatory management using telemedicine was decided, which was satisfactory .
Results: Outpatient management using telemedicine turned out to be optimal, avoiding the use of beds and the transmission of the virus within the hospital through management at home . Conclusion: Outpatient management of selected patients avoids virus transmission within the hospital and saturation of beds . Telemedicine is an effective and novel strategy for this situation.