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A 56-year-old woman who tested positive died in the city of Ivano-Frankivsk on Wednesday, March 18, according to the TV news service TSN.

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The Ukrainian Health Ministry says that the woman was late to seek medical help, having tried self-treatment.

As was reported, as of 20:00 Kyiv time on March 19, there were 21 confirmed cases of the novel COVID-19 coronavirus in Ukraine, an increase from the 16 reported on Wednesday, March 18.

The first death from the new coronavirus in the country (a 71-year-old woman in Zhytomyr region) was reported on March 13. The second death – a 33-year-old woman tested positive on March 17 – was reported in Chernivtsi region.