KIGALI, Rwanda

Burundi on Monday confirmed the first coronavirus death in the country, as one of the five patients succumbed to the epidemic.

“One person, who had tested positive for COVID-19 and who was under intensive medical care at Kira Hospital, died on Sunday, April 12, due to complications caused by associated pathologies,” Jean Bosco Girukwishaka, the Health Ministry’s spokesman, said on Twitter.

On Saturday, Health Minister Thaddee Ndikumana told reporters that two new cases of the coronavirus tested positive on Friday, bringing the number to five.

At least 1,894 new cases of the coronavirus were reported across the African

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