South Sudan says records its first coronavirus death - statement

JUBA (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)