Kazakhstan reports first death due to coronavirus

ALMATY, March 26 (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)