COVID-19: 49 new cases, 29 from Kigali

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 5 September 2020 at 11:27

In a daily update, the Ministry of Health said that Rwanda has recorded 49 new cases out of 5,795 sample tests taken in the past 24 hours, while the number of those discharged from the hospital increased by 28 bringing the total number of recoveries to 2191.

The statement from the Ministry on Friday said that the number of new patients in Kigali was 29 from Kigali market cluster, Rusizi has recorded 10 cases, Karongi has 3, Kayonza confirmed 2, while Kirehe, Nyamasheke, Musanze, Nyamagabe, and Nyaruguruhave each recorded 1 case.

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 then, the country has confirmed 4,304 COVID-19 cases taken from 431,992 sample tests. Of these, 2095 are still active cases; eighteen people 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 complying with government regulations, especially with frequent washing of hands and water and soap, wearing masks when leaving home or in public.