COVID-19: 18th death, 92 recoveries

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 4 September 2020 at 09:07

Rwanda has recorded another COVID 19 victim, bringing the number to 18 since the first case of COVID-19 was confirmed on March 14, 2020.

“Condolences to the family of 31-year-old man who passed away in Kigali,” said the Ministry of Health on Thursday, September 3.

On Thursday, though the country met a loss, the figures were inspiring hope, with 37 new cases, the smallest number in the last three weeks and 92 recoveries bringing the number of recoveries to 2,163.

The Ministry said that of the new cases, Kigali has confirmed 23 cases from contacts of traders in Kigali market cluster; Rusizi has 4 cases, Gisagara 3, Gakenke 2, while Nyabihu, Kamonyi, Nyanza, Musanze, and Rubavu have each recorded 1 case.

With the new cases, Rwanda has now confirmed cases to 4255 of which active cases are 2,074.

Although many services are still open, Rwandans are urged not to be deceived and think the pandemic is over. They are advised to continue to follow the established rules, remembering to wear masks every time they leave home, wash their hands often, to avoid meetings and gatherings. All those who feel the symptoms of this pandemic, including coughing, shortness of breath, among other things; should call the tall free line 114 for medical assistance.