Eritrea said on Wednesday that the Red Sea nation has recorded its first death related to COVID-19.
The victim was a 50-year-old man receiving treatment for COVID-19 illness at a local hospital, the health ministry said in a statement.
Eritrea recorded 25 new COVID-19 cases over the previous 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 832, the statement added.
A total of 599 COVID-19 patients have recovered and been released from medical facilities, the health ministry said.
Eritrea, which confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on March 21, has implemented a series of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, including a nationwide lockdown, a ban on all non-essential local and international flights as well on various trading activities and transactions.