COVID-19: 4 more deaths, 107 new cases

On 30 December 2020 at 05:52

The Ministry of Health has reported four more patients who have succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic bringing the death toll to 79.

It is the second time Rwanda records four Coronavirus deaths in one day.

The deceased include two respectively men aged 78, 68 and a woman aged 84 from Kigali as well as a 48-year old man from Gicumbi district.

The statement released last night shows that new 107 cases have been found out of 2913 sample tests while no recovery case has been recorded.

New cases have been found in Kigali: 40, Kayonza: 17, Gakenke: 12, Musanze: 12, Huye: 8, Rubavu: 8, Gicumbi: 5, Burera: 2, Rusizi: 1, Kamonyi: 1 and Nyagatare: 1.
Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 patient on 14th March 2020.

Since then, 8128 people have been tested positive out of 722, 395 sample tests of whom 6339 have recovered, 1710 are active cases while 79 have succumbed to the virus.

Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) yesterday revealed that the number of critically ill COVID-19 patients is on the rise with over 40 on ventilators to help them breathe.

The country has been recording increased new cases and deaths for the past three months comparatively to the previous period. According to RBC, the number of new infections has almost tripled over the past three months.

Following the gradually up surging COVID-19 new cases the cabinet meeting of 14th December 2020 set new stringent measures to prevent the spread of the pandemic.

These include reduced curfew hours while all social gatherings including wedding ceremonies and celebrations of all kinds were prohibited both in public and private settings.

During festive seasons, movements are prohibited from 8 PM to 4 AM effective from December 22nd – 4th January.