COVID-19: 41 new cases, 4 recoveries

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 24 September 2020 at 09:52

The Ministry of Health has announced 4 recoveries and 41 new cases from 2273 sample tests taken on September 23, 2020, bringing the total cases in Rwanda to 4779.

Rwanda has confirmed a total of 4,779 Covid-19 cases out of 263,399 tests taken, 2,994 recoveries, 1,757 active cases, and 27 deaths.

A statement from the Ministry of Health on Wednesday showed that 12 COVID-19 cases were detected among Kigali’s high-risk groups, 26 from Nyagatare cross-border truck drivers, while 3 others were recorded in Nyamagabe.

It has been a while without new cases among truck drivers across the border after measures were taken to test drivers. Infections of this category are most common in Kirehe District on the Rusumo border between Rwanda and Tanzania.

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