COVID-19: 20 new cases, 2 deaths

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 10 November 2020 at 01:17

Rwanda on Monday registered 20 new cases and two new deaths, taking the total of fatalities to 38.

Fourteen of the 20 new cases emerged in the Eastern Province district of
Rwamagana, which have not been among the hotspot districts since the first case of COVID-19 was detected in the country in March this year.

The two deaths were also recorded in the same district, with the Ministry of Health revealing that the two were 45-year old males, passing on condolences to their families.

The Eastern Province districts of Kirehe, Nyagatare, Ngoma and now Rwamagana have registered several cases over the last months, mainly due exposure to cross-border infections, mainly linked to trucks or movement of goods.

The City of Kigali however continues to register few numbers, with just one among the new cases, Huye district in Southern Province has 3 while Kayonza and Kirehe districts have one each.

The total cases so far detected in Rwanda are 5,242, of whom 4,967 or 95 percent have recovered, while 237 remain active cases. A total of 571, 902 tests have been conducted, with 1,293 new tests conducted over the last 24 hours.

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