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Mozambique records it’s first coronavirus related death but health authorities say the virus may not have been the actual cause of the death.

Public Health Director Marlene Magaia said the patient at Maputo Central Hospital, who has not been identified, was aged between 60 and 70 and seemed to have died of another illness.

A post-mortem is said to be under way. 146 cases have been recorded in the country so far.

According to local media, over the last week, there have been a higher than usual number of deaths recorded in Kano state which was feared to be COVID-19 related, with the figures being said to be in hundreds.

Officials in Kano have made known that the recent rise in deaths in the state was not connected to the respiratory illness caused by coronavirus. Stating that investigations are ongoing for the cause of the deaths.

The Nigerian health minister in a statement, said that the situation is being monitored closely, and that investigations showed most of the deaths were caused by complications arising from hypertension, diabetes, meningitis and acute malaria.

The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) has also sent a team to help with the investigations. Urging the public not to panic.

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the US has now surpassed 41,000, according to Johns Hopkins.

The US university – which has been tracking the outbreak since shortly after it erupted in China late last year – says there are now more than 746,000 confirmed infections across America, with New York state being the worst-hit

Protesters took to the streets in states across the US on Sunday, requesting that governors reopen economies shut by the pandemic.

Malam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, who tested positive for coronavirus, is dead.

The Special Adviser to the President on Media, Mr Femi Adesina, announced on Twitter & Facebook that Kyari died on Friday.

“The Presidency regrets to announce the passage of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari.

The deceased had tested positive to the ravaging COVID-19, and had been receiving treatment. But he died on Friday, April 17, 2020.

May God accept his soul.

Funeral arrangements will be announced shortly,” the statement reads.

In less than 24 hours, 881 patients has been confirmed dead from Coronavirus in United Kingdom.

The United Kingdom Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) disclosed this in a tweet on its official Twitter account on Thursday.

According to the tweet, the total number of people that have died of COVID-19 so far in the UK is 7,978.


“243,421 people have been tested, of which 65,077 tested positive.
Those hospitalized in the UK who tested positive for coronavirus, 7,978 have sadly died,” DHSC tweeted.

Thailand’s number of coronavirus cases increased as it reports 51 new coronavirus cases and three more deaths on Monday,according to a spokesman for the government’s Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

The spokesman,Taweesin Wisanuyothin revealed that thirteen of the new cases were medical personnel who attended to infected patients or had activities with them.

More than half of the new cases were in Bangkok, he added.

Thailand has confirmed 2,220 cases and 26 fatalities since the outbreak emerged in the country in January.

A medical doctor of Nigerian origin identified as Alfa Sa’adu, has died of the deadly COVID-19.

The 68 year old man who is also the galadima of Pategi in Kwara State, died of complications from the disease on Tuesday.

Kwara State Commissioner for Chieftaincy Affairs,  Aisha Ahman-Pategi, confirmed his demise.

He is said to be the second reported Nigerian to die of coronavirus on foreign soil.

Spain coronavirus death cases have surpassed China as the number of fatality totals more than 3,430.

While Spain has tens of thousands of fewer COVID-19 cases than China, its death toll reached 3,434 people as of Wednesday, compared with China’s 3,285 deaths, Johns Hopkins University recorded.

In China, there are more than 81,660 cases of the coronavirus, where the virus originated, compared with 47,610 in Spain. More than 700 deaths and 8,000 new cases were reported in Spain in the last 24 hours.

The death toll in Spain is now second only to Italy, which has more than 69,170 coronavirus cases and 6,820 deaths.

The United States has recorded 55,240 cases, making it surpass Spain in the number of recorded cases of COVID-19. However, the U.S. has experienced a fraction of the deaths, with 802 confirmed.

Italy and Spain have been hit the hardest in Europe and the World Health Organization deemed the region the new epicenter of the pandemic.

Globally there are more than 438,740 cases and 19,675 people have died.