COVID-19: 34th death

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 17 October 2020 at 07:20

In a daily update, the Ministry of Health has announced that on Friday October 16, Rwanda recorded the 34th death of COVID-19, while 12 new cases have been detected from the 3,450 sample tests.

The ministry said the victim was a 39 years old man.

Among the new cases are three from Kigali and nine were registered in Karongi from new cases in a refugee camp.

Since the first Coronavirus patient appeared in Rwanda, 530,304 sample tests have been made of which 4965 cases were confirmed. Of these, 4,664 have already recovered while 267 were still active cases.

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.


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