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COVID-19: Death toll hits 700

By IGIHE
On 23 July 2021 at 05:28

Rwanda has confirmed 11 more COVID-19 deaths bringing the death toll to 704. The deceased include five women and six men from Kigali City, Karongi, Huye, Ruhango and Kamonyi districts.

The statement released last night shows that 1309 people have caught the virus out of 22 818 sample tests while 869 recovered.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus patient on 14th March 2020. Since then, 61 375 people have been tested positive of whom 43 924 recovered, 16 747 are active cases, 78 are critically ill while 704 have succumbed to the virus.

A total of 418,773 have been vaccinated since Rwanda began countrywide inoculation programme on 5th March 2021.

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 urged to adhere to COVID-19 health guidelines, washing hands frequently using soaps and safe water, wearing face masks and respecting social distancing.


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