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Zimbabwe
30,047
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 22nd January 2021 7:41 pm
Zimbabwe
9,561
Total active cases
Updated on 22nd January 2021 7:41 pm
Zimbabwe
19,569
Total recovered
Updated on 22nd January 2021 7:41 pm
Zimbabwe
917
Total deaths
Updated on 22nd January 2021 7:41 pm
Zambia
43,333
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 22nd January 2021 7:41 pm
Zambia
10,056
Total active cases
Updated on 22nd January 2021 7:41 pm
Zambia
32,667
Total recovered
Updated on 22nd January 2021 7:41 pm
Zambia
610
Total deaths
Updated on 22nd January 2021 7:41 pm
South Africa
1,380,807
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 22nd January 2021 7:41 pm
South Africa
157,863
Total active cases
Updated on 22nd January 2021 7:41 pm
South Africa
1,183,443
Total recovered
Updated on 22nd January 2021 7:41 pm
South Africa
39,501
Total deaths
Updated on 22nd January 2021 7:41 pm
Malawi
17,365
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 22nd January 2021 7:41 pm
Malawi
10,561
Total active cases
Updated on 22nd January 2021 7:41 pm
Malawi
6,408
Total recovered
Updated on 22nd January 2021 7:41 pm
Malawi
396
Total deaths
Updated on 22nd January 2021 7:41 pm
Botswana
19,654
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 22nd January 2021 7:41 pm
Botswana
3,638
Total active cases
Updated on 22nd January 2021 7:41 pm
Botswana
15,911
Total recovered
Updated on 22nd January 2021 7:41 pm
Botswana
105
Total deaths
Updated on 22nd January 2021 7:41 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.