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Zimbabwe
132,016
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 13th October 2021 10:34 am
Zimbabwe
1,678
Total active cases
Updated on 13th October 2021 10:34 am
Zimbabwe
125,693
Total recovered
Updated on 13th October 2021 10:34 am
Zimbabwe
4,645
Total deaths
Updated on 13th October 2021 10:34 am
Zambia
209,396
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 13th October 2021 10:34 am
Zambia
221
Total active cases
Updated on 13th October 2021 10:34 am
Zambia
205,521
Total recovered
Updated on 13th October 2021 10:34 am
Zambia
3,654
Total deaths
Updated on 13th October 2021 10:34 am
South Africa
2,912,938
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 13th October 2021 10:34 am
South Africa
27,066
Total active cases
Updated on 13th October 2021 10:34 am
South Africa
2,797,443
Total recovered
Updated on 13th October 2021 10:34 am
South Africa
88,429
Total deaths
Updated on 13th October 2021 10:34 am
Malawi
61,694
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 13th October 2021 10:34 am
Malawi
2,871
Total active cases
Updated on 13th October 2021 10:34 am
Malawi
56,531
Total recovered
Updated on 13th October 2021 10:34 am
Malawi
2,292
Total deaths
Updated on 13th October 2021 10:34 am
Botswana
181,251
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 13th October 2021 10:34 am
Botswana
1,344
Total active cases
Updated on 13th October 2021 10:34 am
Botswana
177,526
Total recovered
Updated on 13th October 2021 10:34 am
Botswana
2,381
Total deaths
Updated on 13th October 2021 10:34 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.