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One COVID-19 patient dies, 25 new cases registered

One COVID-19 patient aged 65 has died late Tuesday at Skopje-based Clinic for Infectious Diseases, Health Ministry said in a press release on Wednesday.

Skopje, 1 April 2020 (MIA) – One COVID-19 patient aged 65 has died late Tuesday at Skopje-based Clinic for Infectious Diseases, Health Ministry said in a press release on Wednesday.

The 65-year-old woman from the village of Labunishta near Struga had suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

Regarding the patient who died on Sunday morning in Struga hospital, postmortem samples showed she was positive for COVID-19, Health Ministry said.

In the past 24 hours, 257 people were tested for the coronavirus, 25 of which were positive for the infection. Of these, 7 new cases were registered in Skopje, 7 in Kumanovo, two in Prilep, five in Tetovo, two in Struga, one in Gevgelija and one in Kochani.

The total number of coronavirus cases in North Macedonia is 354.

Thus far, COVID-19 cases have been registered in Skopje (183), Kumanovo (54), Debar (47), Shtip (15), Prilep (12), Tetovo (13), Struga (9), Veles (6), Bitola (4), Ohrid (3), Kavadarci (2), Gostivar (1), Gevgelija (2), Strumica (1), Kriva Palanka (1), Kochani (1).

A total of 3,775 people have been tested for COVID-19 so far, reads the press release.

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