Burkina Faso on Wednesday announced its first death due to the new coronavirus known as COVID-19, making it the first confirmed death from the epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, according to media reports.

“We recorded the death overnight of a female patient aged 62, who suffered from diabetes and was in intensive care,” the South Africa-based SowetanLive quoted Martial Ouedraogo, Burkina’s national coordinator of coronavirus response, as announcing.

In Djibouti, first case of coronavirus was confirmed also on Wednesday.

Djibouti’s Health Ministry confirmed the first case of the pandemic in the eastern African country.

The infected person, according to the

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