COVID-19: 16 new cases, 18 recoveries

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 23 September 2020 at 11:30

The Ministry of Health has announced 16 new cases from 1631sample tests taken, while 18 were discharged from the hospital, bringing the total number of recoveries in Rwanda to 2,991.

Of the new confirmed cases, 11 were detected among Kigali’s high-risk groups while five others were recorded in Nyamagabe District.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in mid-March, Rwanda has confirmed a total of 4,738 Covid-19 cases out of 479,010 tests taken, 2,991recoveries, 1,720 active cases, and 27 deaths.

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 required to continue complying with government regulations, especially with frequent washing of hands and water and soap, wearing masks when leaving home or in public.


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