COVID-19: 67 New cases, 15 recoveries

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 20 August 2020 at 11:56

In the daily update, the Ministry of Health announced that 67 new cases of the COVID-19 were recorded out of 3306 sample tests, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 2,644 while 15 are the new recoveries, which means that 1,698 people have been discharged from the hospital.

The statement indicates that of the new confirmed 50 were recorded in Kigali from the testing of vendors in closed Kigali markets, Rusizi they found 16 new cases while Kirehe has recorded 1 person.

Since the first COVID-19 patient was recorded in Rwanda on March 14, 2020, about 345920 people have been tested; to this day actives cases are counted to be 936 people and the pandemic has claimed the lives of 10 people.

Coronavirus symptoms include coughing, flu, and difficulty 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.