Covid-19: 36 new cases of which 31 are from Nyarugenge Prison

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 17 November 2020 at 08:58

In a daily update, the Ministry of Health says 36 new cases were found out of 1545 sample tests taken yesterday, while the number of recoveries is nine, bringing the total number of recoveries in Rwanda to 5004.

The statement from the Ministry on Monday revealed that 31 cases were found in Kigali City, from the testing in Nyarugenge Prison, one case was found in Kirehe, one in Nyagatare, and one in Rusizi.

On March 14, 2020, the Ministry of Health confirmed that an Indian, who had arrived in the country on March 8, 2020, from Mumbai, was diagnosed with the COVID-19 virus caused by the new Coronavirus.

Since the first case of COVID-19 was found in Rwanda, 5491 confirmed cases have been identified in 588,534 sample tests taken. Of these, 5,504 have since recovered, while 442 are still active cases; so far, 45 have succumbed to the pandemic.

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.