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Monday, May 16, 2022

Zimbabwe
249,206
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 16th May 2022 7:09 pm
Zimbabwe
1,307
Total active cases
Updated on 16th May 2022 7:09 pm
Zimbabwe
242,417
Total recovered
Updated on 16th May 2022 7:09 pm
Zimbabwe
5,482
Total deaths
Updated on 16th May 2022 7:09 pm
Zambia
320,680
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 16th May 2022 7:09 pm
Zambia
558
Total active cases
Updated on 16th May 2022 7:09 pm
Zambia
316,139
Total recovered
Updated on 16th May 2022 7:09 pm
Zambia
3,983
Total deaths
Updated on 16th May 2022 7:09 pm
South Africa
3,891,793
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 16th May 2022 7:09 pm
South Africa
80,342
Total active cases
Updated on 16th May 2022 7:09 pm
South Africa
3,710,696
Total recovered
Updated on 16th May 2022 7:09 pm
South Africa
100,755
Total deaths
Updated on 16th May 2022 7:09 pm
Malawi
85,888
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 16th May 2022 7:09 pm
Malawi
543
Total active cases
Updated on 16th May 2022 7:09 pm
Malawi
82,709
Total recovered
Updated on 16th May 2022 7:09 pm
Malawi
2,636
Total deaths
Updated on 16th May 2022 7:09 pm
Botswana
306,324
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 16th May 2022 7:09 pm
Botswana
608
Total active cases
Updated on 16th May 2022 7:09 pm
Botswana
303,026
Total recovered
Updated on 16th May 2022 7:09 pm
Botswana
2,690
Total deaths
Updated on 16th May 2022 7:09 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.