The first death of coronavirus in Africa, since the spread of the deadly virus in across the world, has been confirmed in Egypt.

According to BBC, the identity of the dead victim is a German tourist, making the first fatality of Covid-19 to be recorded in Africa.

On how the death occurred, the German who is also a 60-year-old had arrived in Egypt a week ago and complained of a fever.

After the complaint, he was he was diagnosed with coronavirus after he was taken to the Red Sea hospital, in resort of Hurghada for treatment.

On reports from the AFP news agency, ot was discovered that his breathing was affected by “acute pneumonia”.

Afterwards the patient died after refusing to be transferred to an isolation ward.

In another development, new cases were discovered as Egypt’s ministry of health announced on Saturday, that there were 45 new cases of coronavirus involving travellers who were in a cruise ship, bringing the total to 48.

On the temporary solution and precautions to avoid massive spread, the ship was quarantined and the infected people were moved to an isolation facility in the north of the country.

So far,the latest numbers of confirmed coronavirus cases in Africa are:

Egypt – 48,  Algeria – 17, Senegal – 4. South Africa – 3, Morocco – 2, Cameroon – 2, Tunisia – 2, Togo – Nigeria – 1