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.