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COVID-19: Death toll rises to 507

By IGIHE
On 8 July 2021 at 07:12

The Ministry of Health has reported that 16 people have succumbed to COVID-19 bringing the death toll to 507.

The deceased include seven women aged 91(from Ngororero district), 73, 58 (Rubavu), 61, 36, 19 (Kigali), 58 (Musanze) and three men aged 73, 62, 44 (Rubavu), 71 (Ngororero), 69, 35 (Musanze), 59 (Nyagatare) 52, 47 from Kigali city.

The statement released last night shows that 760 have caught the virus while 816 recovered becoming the highest number of recoveries in one day.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 45 039 people have been tested positive of whom 29 207 recovered, 15 325 are active cases, 67 are critically ill while 507 have succumbed to the virus.

The majority of new cases were found in Kigali: 330, Musanze: 65, Kamonyi: 52, Gicumbi: 38 and Rubavu: 37.

A total of 392,003 people 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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