Ukraine reports first coronavirus death

16:27, 13 March 2020
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"A 71-year-old woman from Zhytomyr region, who was hospitalized with a laboratory-confirmed case of COVID-19 on March 12, has died today. The Ministry of Health of Ukraine expresses condolences to her family," the ministry's press service wrote on its Telegram channel on Friday.

The victim's close relatives with whom she lived, as well as persons with whom she contacted are under the supervision of doctors.

The ministry added the woman was at risk since, according to the global trend, old people are most vulnerable to COVID-19 infection.

As UNIAN reported earlier, two new cases of Covid-19 coronavirus were confirmed in Ukraine on March 12. Cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in a woman of retirement age from Zhytomyr region and a man from Chernivtsi region, whose wife had been in Italy for the past 14 days.

The first case of Covid-19 coronavirus was confirmed in Ukraine on March 3.

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