Armenia reports first death related to coronavirus

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  • Thursday, 26 Mar 2020

FILE PHOTO: An employee in protective gear sprays disinfectant on a subway train, as part of measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Yerevan, Armenia March 17, 2020. Vahram Baghdasaryan/Photolure via REUTERS

YEREVAN (Reuters) - A 72-year-old man diagnosed with the coronavirus died in Armenia on Thursday, the Health Ministry's spokeswoman said, reporting the country's first death related to the virus.

Armenia, a country of around 3 million people, had reported 290 coronavirus cases as of Thursday, the highest number among countries in the South Caucasus region.

(Reporting by Nvard Hovhannisyan; Writing by Andrey Ostroukh; Editing by Alison Williams)

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