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Thursday, September 29, 2022

Zimbabwe
257,409
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 29th September 2022 12:51 pm
Zimbabwe
526
Total active cases
Updated on 29th September 2022 12:51 pm
Zimbabwe
251,281
Total recovered
Updated on 29th September 2022 12:51 pm
Zimbabwe
5,602
Total deaths
Updated on 29th September 2022 12:51 pm
Zambia
333,503
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 29th September 2022 12:51 pm
Zambia
123
Total active cases
Updated on 29th September 2022 12:51 pm
Zambia
329,363
Total recovered
Updated on 29th September 2022 12:51 pm
Zambia
4,017
Total deaths
Updated on 29th September 2022 12:51 pm
South Africa
4,018,102
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 29th September 2022 12:51 pm
South Africa
6,668
Total active cases
Updated on 29th September 2022 12:51 pm
South Africa
3,909,265
Total recovered
Updated on 29th September 2022 12:51 pm
South Africa
102,169
Total deaths
Updated on 29th September 2022 12:51 pm
Malawi
88,005
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 29th September 2022 12:51 pm
Malawi
465
Total active cases
Updated on 29th September 2022 12:51 pm
Malawi
84,860
Total recovered
Updated on 29th September 2022 12:51 pm
Malawi
2,680
Total deaths
Updated on 29th September 2022 12:51 pm
Botswana
326,308
Total confirmed cases
Updated on 29th September 2022 12:51 pm
Botswana
564
Total active cases
Updated on 29th September 2022 12:51 pm
Botswana
322,955
Total recovered
Updated on 29th September 2022 12:51 pm
Botswana
2,789
Total deaths
Updated on 29th September 2022 12:51 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.