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Baby succumbs to COVID-19

By IGIHE
On 17 April 2021 at 07:15

The Ministry of Health has reported that a 5-month old female baby has succumbed to COVID-19 bringing the death toll to 322. The deceased is from Gisagara district.

She is the youngest person to succumb to COVID-19 since Rwanda confirmed the first case on 14th March 2020.

The statement released last night shows that 68 people have caught the virus, 210 have recovered while 4 are critically ill.

Since Rwanda confirmed the first case, 23 812 people have been tested positive of whom 22 015 have recovered, 1475 are active cases while 322 have succumbed to the virus.

So far, 349 702 people have been vaccinated since Rwanda began countrywide inoculation program on 5th March 2021.

Coronavirus symptoms include coughing, flu, and difficulty in breathing. The virus is said to be transmitted through the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.

Rwandans are urged to adhere to COVID-19 health guidelines, washing hands frequently using soaps and safe water, wearing face masks and respecting social distancing.


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