COVID-19: 14 New cases, 5 recoveries

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 5 October 2020 at 08:59

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 14 new COVID-19 cases from 1853 sample tests taken resulting in a total of 4,866 confirmed cases while five recovered.

The new cases were recorded on Sunday, including 12 from Kigali where they were tested in the worst-hit areas while in Burera and Rubavu, each recorded one case.

Since the first COVID-19 case was registered in Rwanda on March 14, 2020, 4866 confirmed cases have been detected from 504,670 sample test made so far. 3,216 are the recoveries while 1621 are still active cases; so far 29 people have succumbed to the pandemic.

As part of the ongoing monitoring of the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kigali City, the Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) on Sunday took sample tests from various people attending churches meetings across the city.

The churches where the testing were performed included Cathedral St Michel, EAR Remera and ERC Masoro where at least 400 sample tests were taken.

In a recent press conference, the Minister of Health, Dr. Ngamije Daniel, said that numbers of new infections were on the decline these days but that it did not mean the pandemic was coming to an end.

“This is a sign that people are reacting properly, following COVID-19 prevention guidelines. The numbers we have are impressive compared to what it was in August, but the battle is still on.” He said

So far, the Coronavirus has no cure or vaccine, the medical units only treat the symptoms of the pandemic allowing the human body to build a strong immunity system and hence eliminating the virus in the blood.