COVID-19: 41st death as 50 new cases found in Nyarugenge Prison

By IGIHE
On 12 November 2020 at 07:30

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday recorded one death and 50 new cases, the highest in the last couple of months, majority of which were registered in Nyarugenge Rwanda Correctional Service facility, commonly known as Mageragere.

The man who died on Wednesday is an 88-year-old resident of Rwamagana District. It was the fifth Coronavirus death in just three days in the area.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Health, on November 11, 2020, 50 new cases came from 2860 sample tests taken that day, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 5312 while seven people have recovered bringing the number of recoveries to 4974.

Of the new cases the prison registered 27 new cases while tests in high risk zones resulted in 12 new cases in Rubavu district, 6 in Kirehe and 5 in Rwamagana.

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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