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Zimbabwe
262,324
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 4th February 2023 9:38 am
Zimbabwe
1,238
Total active cases
Updated on 4th February 2023 9:38 am
Zimbabwe
255,428
Total recovered
Updated on 4th February 2023 9:38 am
Zimbabwe
5,658
Total deaths
Updated on 4th February 2023 9:38 am
Zambia
341,397
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 4th February 2023 9:38 am
Zambia
1,612
Total active cases
Updated on 4th February 2023 9:38 am
Zambia
335,736
Total recovered
Updated on 4th February 2023 9:38 am
Zambia
4,049
Total deaths
Updated on 4th February 2023 9:38 am
South Africa
4,056,701
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 4th February 2023 9:38 am
South Africa
41,600
Total active cases
Updated on 4th February 2023 9:38 am
South Africa
3,912,506
Total recovered
Updated on 4th February 2023 9:38 am
South Africa
102,595
Total deaths
Updated on 4th February 2023 9:38 am
Malawi
88,559
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 4th February 2023 9:38 am
Malawi
504
Total active cases
Updated on 4th February 2023 9:38 am
Malawi
85,369
Total recovered
Updated on 4th February 2023 9:38 am
Malawi
2,686
Total deaths
Updated on 4th February 2023 9:38 am
Botswana
329,227
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 4th February 2023 9:38 am
Botswana
493
Total active cases
Updated on 4th February 2023 9:38 am
Botswana
325,934
Total recovered
Updated on 4th February 2023 9:38 am
Botswana
2,800
Total deaths
Updated on 4th February 2023 9:38 am

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available.

  • shortness of breath
  • aches and pains
  • sore throat
  • and very few people will report diarrhoea, nausea or a runny nose.

People with mild symptoms who are otherwise healthy should self-isolate and contact their medical provider or a COVID-19 information line for advice on testing and referral.

People with fever, cough or difficulty breathing should call their doctor and seek medical attention.