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COVID-19: Death toll rises to 72

By IGIHE
On 27 December 2020 at 06:13

The Ministry of Health has reported 3 people who have succumbed to CVOID-19 bringing the death toll to 72. Among others, 74 new cases have been reported out of 2174 sample tests while 24 have recovered.

The deceased include two from Kigali and one from Rusizi respectively aged, 89, 71 and 61.

The statement released last night shows that new cases were found in Kigali: 37, Rubavu: 14, Gicumbi: 7, Muhanga:2, Huye:2, Musanze:1, Rusizi :1 and Gisagara:1.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 patient on 14th March 2020. Since then, 7817 people have been tested positive out of 714, 431 sample tests of whom 6227 have recovered, 1518 are active cases while 72 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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