DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – Tanzania confirmed its first coronavirus death on Tuesday, health minister Ummy Mwalimu said in a statement.

The 49-year-old Tanzanian male, who had pre-existing conditions, had been admitted to Mloganzila Hospital in Dar Es Salaam for treatment. Tanzania had 19 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Monday.

(Reporting by Nuzulack Dausen in Dar Es Salaam; Editing by Alex Richardson)