May 14, 2020 / 5:03 PM / in 2 months

South Sudan says records its first coronavirus death - statement

JUBA, May 14 (Reuters) - South Sudan said on Thursday it had registered its first coronavirus death, according to a statement from the president’s office, although the identity and other details of the victim were not given.

As of Thursday the young African country had recorded a total of 231 cases of COVID-19, the disease the virus causes, and the UN said on Tuesday that infections had for the first time been detected in a heavily crowded civilian protection site in the capital Juba. (Reporting by Denis Dumo; Writing by Elias Biryabarema; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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