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COVID-19: Death toll rises to 120

By IGIHE
On 11 January 2021 at 09:20

The Ministry of Health has reported two people who have succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic bringing the death toll to 120. The deceased include 53-year old woman from Rusizi district and 81-year old man from Bugesera district.

Among others, 169 people have been tested positive out of 2361 sample tests while 18 have recovered.

New cases were found in Kigali: 125, Musanze: 15, Rubavu: 11, Nyagatare: 6, Huye: 4, Rusizi: 3, Rulindo: 2, Nyanza: 1, Nyamasheke: 1 and Bugesera: 1.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 patient on 14th March 2020. Since then, 9630 people have been tested positive out of 767,448 sample tests of whom 6974 have recovered, 2536 are active cases while 120 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 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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