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COVID-19: Death toll rises to 172

By IGIHE
On 24 January 2021 at 06:54

The Ministry of Health has reported 204 new COVID-19 cases and 7 deaths. The deceased include three women aged 89, 47, 42 from Kigali; three men aged 96, 59, 58 from Kigali and another 50-year old man from Gicumbi.

The statement released last night shows that new cases were found in Kigali: 72, Ruhango: 62, Gicumbi: 18, Rwamagana: 10, Kirehe: 10, Karongi: 7, Kamonyi: 7, Ngoma: 5, Nyagatare: 4, Nyamasheke: 3, Rubavu: 3, Nyamagabe: 2 and Gisagara: 1.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 12647 people have been tested positive out of 822,515 of whom 8319 have recovered, 4156 are active cases while 172 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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