COVID-19: 59 New cases, 20 recoveries

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 8 July 2020 at 06:46

A daily update from the Ministry of Health, Rwanda has indicated that on Tuesday, 59 new cases of COVID-19 out of 2,871 sample tests in 24 hours were recorded, with 49 in Kigali.

Kigali Transit Centre is the home of the many positive cases where, the Ministry of Health explained, truck drivers who are transiting through Rwanda to neighboring countries especially the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are first tested and managed.

Others are residents of the villages in Kicukiro district which are still under lockdown to avoid the spread of COVID-19.

5 cases were detected in Rusizi district, 3 in Nyamasheke, 1 in Kirehe district and 1 in Nyagatare district.

The Ministry also announced 20 new recoveries, bringing total recoveries to 595.
The new cases bring the total number in Rwanda to 1,172.

Coronavirus cases worldwide have reached 11,848,509 while deaths are now 543,609 and recoveries stand at 6,813,741. Experts have warned that the situation could get worse before it gets any better.


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