COVID-19: 10 More Cases, Total Now 420

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 6 June 2020 at 03:19

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 10 new cases on Friday which are said to be linked to border hotspots of Rusizi and Rusumo.

The positive cases announced came out of 1,558 tests conducted countrywide, mainly in the two border towns of Rusumo, bordering Tanzania and Rusizi which is on the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The Ministry of Health said that the new cases relate to the Rusizi and Rusomo clusters, they have been isolated and contacts traced.

The total number of cases in the country is now 420 while two new recoveries were registered, bringing total recoveries to 282 while active cases are now 136.

With Rusizi and Rubavu districts still in isolation for at least two weeks as the country tries to contain the possible spread of COVID-19 in the community; the government said mass testing will continue as the country looks to slowly return to normal though borders remain closed.

The Ministry of Health said that the new cases relate to the Rusizi and Rusomo clusters, they have been isolated and contacts traced.


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