COVID-19: Rwanda confirms 38 new cases

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 17 July 2020 at 12:54

In a daily update from Ministry of Health, on Thursday, Rwanda recorded 38 new cases and 18 recoveries.

Kigali’s cluster has continued to drive the increase in COVID-19 cases with 30 out of 38 new cases coming from the capital city; the cases from Kigali are concentrated in one controlled place, not scattered across the city.

Nyabihu district which has been having big numbers, from Western Province, had 7 cases and Kirehe district in Eastern Province bordering with Tanzania registered one case.

No case was identified in Rusizi district which saw the lockdown eased by cabinet meeting yesterday.

Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana, Director General of Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) said on Wednesday that the district is registering success stories in the fight against COVID-19.

“COVID-19 situation in @RusiziDistrict is improving, we commend continuous efforts of local leaders, population & response teams @RwandaWest,” he said.

The new cases brought the total number of confirmed cases to 1,473 including 699 active cases, while the recoveries constitute the biggest cases with 770 recovered patients. So far, the pandemic has claimed 4 lives.


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