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COVID-19: Rwanda records 1402 new cases, 22 deaths in seven days

By IGIHE
On 18 January 2021 at 06:42

The Ministry of Health has reported that 182 COVID-19 patients were found out of 5395 sample tests while two men aged 60 and 61 respectively from Kigali succumbed to the pandemic yesterday.

New patients were found in Kigali: 128, Kirehe: 13, Gatsibo: 10, Rwamagana: 6, Rulindo: 6, Musanze: 5, Rubavu: 5, Gicumbi: 4, Huye: 2, Nyaruguru: 1, Ngoma: 1 and Nyagatare: 1.

New COVID-19 infections continue increase whereby Rwanda has recorded 1402 cases and 22 deaths from 11th to 17th January 2021. The majority of new cases were found in Kigali City with highest figures of new infections which started increasing gradually towards the end of last year.

The Ministry of Health shows that 862 COVID-19 cases and 19 deaths were recorded in Kigali in one week.

Following the gradual increase in the City of Kigali, the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) has closed nursery, primary and secondary schools from Kigali City and advised students to attend classes online.

In a statement released yesterday, MINEDUC explained that public and private schools are required to respect the decision effective from 18th January 2021.

Students in boarding schools will however stay at school while schools out of Kigali City will continue to operate in adherence to COVID-19 health guidelines.

These measures will be reviewed after two weeks upon health assessment.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus patient on 14th March 2020. Since then, 11 032 people have been tested positive out of 796 867 sample tests of whom 7363 have recovered while 3527 are active cases while 142 have succumbed to the pandemic.


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