COVID-19: 47th death, 45 new cases

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 23 November 2020 at 08:25

In a daily update, the Ministry of Health has announced the 47th victim of COVID-19, while 45 new cases were found out of 2541 sample tests taken in the last 24 hours.

The new cases confirmed this Sunday include 21 from Kigali, 9 from Rwamagana, 8 from Nyanza, 3 from Nyamagabe, 2 from Bugesera, 1 from Rusizi and 1 from Musanze.

The Ministry of Health stated, "We mourn the death of a 32-year-old man who died in Kigali."

These new cases brought the total number of confirmed cases in Rwanda to 5,665 of which 5,164 have recovered, accounting for 91.1%, while the number of active cases is 454.

So far, the total number of sample tests taken in Rwanda is 607,283.

The global number of new COVID-9 infections continues to rise, with only hope that the vaccine can bet got, curbing the disease which has already infected 58 million people and killed more than 1.3 million across the world.

The U.S.-based Pfizer and BioNTech companies in Germany recently announced that their vaccine protects against coronavirus by 95%, while Moderna Inc. works at 94.5 percent, although the trial has not yet been completed.

These institutions are in the process of requesting that these vaccines begin to be used on people.