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COVID-19: Death toll rises to 113, 167 new cases recorded

By IGIHE
On 8 January 2021 at 07:01

A 46-year old woman from Kigali city has succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic bringing the death toll to 113.

Among others, 167 people have been tested positive out of 5970 sample tests while no one has recovered.

The statement released last night by the Ministry of Health shows that new cases were found in Kigali: 117, Musanze: 18, Nyamasheke: 9, Huye: 8, Kamonyi: 6, Rubavu: 6, Muhanga: 2 and Gisagara: 1.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 patient on 14th March 2020. Since then, 9225 people have been tested positive out of 756, 051 sample tests of whom 6940 have recovered, 2172 are active cases while 113 have succumbed to the virus.

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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