COVID-19: Nine more deaths, 310 new cases

By IGIHE
On 22 January 2021 at 08:24

The Ministry of Health has reported 9 more people who have succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic bringing the death toll to 162. Among others, 310 cases have been found out of 4359 sample tests while 161 have recovered.

New cases were found in Kigali:85, Gatsibo: 57, Ngoma: 41, Gicumbi: 27, Huye: 18, Rulindo: 11, Karongi: 11, Musanze: 10, Nyagatare: 9, Gisagara: 7, Nyanza: 6, Kirehe: 6. Burera: 5, Rubavu : 5, Muhanga: 3, Rusizi: 2, Kamonyi: 2, Nyamagabe: 2, Ruhango: 2 and Nyamasheke: 1.

It is the first time Rwanda records the highest number of COVID-19 deaths since the pandemic emerged.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 patient on 14th March 2020. Since then, 12 170 people have been tested positive out of 812,943 sample tests of whom 7973 have recovered , 4035 are active cases while 162 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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