Kazakhstan reports first death due to coronavirus

 Kazakhstan reports first death due to coronavirus

ALMATY (Reuters) - A Kazakhstan citizen diagnosed with the coronavirus died on Thursday, the Minister of Information and Social Development said, reporting the country's first death related to the global pandemic.

Kazakhstan, a Central Asian republic of nearly 19 million people, had reported 109 coronavirus cases as of Thursday.

(Reporting by Maria Gordeeva, Writing by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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Updated Date: Mar 27, 2020 00:17:52 IST