The East African nation of Eritrea has recorded its first death from the novel coronavirus, its Information Ministry said Tuesday. 

“A 50-year-old male patient who was receiving medical treatment for COVID-19 at a hospital in Decamere has passed away,” the ministry said in a statement.

The number of recovered patients in the country stands at 599, while there are a total of 832 confirmed cases, it added.

*Writing by Sena Guler

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