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Zimbabwe
37,980
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 21st April 2021 9:41 pm
Zimbabwe
1,360
Total active cases
Updated on 21st April 2021 9:41 pm
Zimbabwe
35,065
Total recovered
Updated on 21st April 2021 9:41 pm
Zimbabwe
1,555
Total deaths
Updated on 21st April 2021 9:41 pm
Zambia
91,119
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 21st April 2021 9:41 pm
Zambia
925
Total active cases
Updated on 21st April 2021 9:41 pm
Zambia
88,956
Total recovered
Updated on 21st April 2021 9:41 pm
Zambia
1,238
Total deaths
Updated on 21st April 2021 9:41 pm
South Africa
1,568,366
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 21st April 2021 9:41 pm
South Africa
19,849
Total active cases
Updated on 21st April 2021 9:41 pm
South Africa
1,494,630
Total recovered
Updated on 21st April 2021 9:41 pm
South Africa
53,887
Total deaths
Updated on 21st April 2021 9:41 pm
Malawi
33,968
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 21st April 2021 9:41 pm
Malawi
1,016
Total active cases
Updated on 21st April 2021 9:41 pm
Malawi
31,810
Total recovered
Updated on 21st April 2021 9:41 pm
Malawi
1,142
Total deaths
Updated on 21st April 2021 9:41 pm
Botswana
44,702
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 21st April 2021 9:41 pm
Botswana
4,285
Total active cases
Updated on 21st April 2021 9:41 pm
Botswana
39,733
Total recovered
Updated on 21st April 2021 9:41 pm
Botswana
684
Total deaths
Updated on 21st April 2021 9:41 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.