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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Zimbabwe
7,803
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 27th September 2020 9:23 pm
Zimbabwe
1,509
Total active cases
Updated on 27th September 2020 9:23 pm
Zimbabwe
6,067
Total recovered
Updated on 27th September 2020 9:23 pm
Zimbabwe
227
Total deaths
Updated on 27th September 2020 9:23 pm
Zambia
14,612
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 27th September 2020 9:23 pm
Zambia
553
Total active cases
Updated on 27th September 2020 9:23 pm
Zambia
13,727
Total recovered
Updated on 27th September 2020 9:23 pm
Zambia
332
Total deaths
Updated on 27th September 2020 9:23 pm
South Africa
669,498
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 27th September 2020 9:23 pm
South Africa
51,304
Total active cases
Updated on 27th September 2020 9:23 pm
South Africa
601,818
Total recovered
Updated on 27th September 2020 9:23 pm
South Africa
16,376
Total deaths
Updated on 27th September 2020 9:23 pm
Malawi
5,768
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 27th September 2020 9:23 pm
Malawi
1,383
Total active cases
Updated on 27th September 2020 9:23 pm
Malawi
4,206
Total recovered
Updated on 27th September 2020 9:23 pm
Malawi
179
Total deaths
Updated on 27th September 2020 9:23 pm
Botswana
2,921
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 27th September 2020 9:23 pm
Botswana
2,204
Total active cases
Updated on 27th September 2020 9:23 pm
Botswana
701
Total recovered
Updated on 27th September 2020 9:23 pm
Botswana
16
Total deaths
Updated on 27th September 2020 9:23 pm

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.