COVID-19: Rwanda records 15th death, 231 new cases

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 26 August 2020 at 05:24

The Ministry of Health has announced the death of one person due to the COVID-19, bringing the number of coronavirus deaths in Rwanda to 15.

On Tuesday 26th, a statement from the Ministry also said that 231 new cases were confirmed in the country, obtained from 6,128 sample tests conducted in the last 24 hours.

Of the new cases, 196 were detected among traders that used to work in Kigali’s markets before some of them were closed, 30 cases were confirmed in Rusizi District’s high risk groups; Rubavu reported three new cases, Huye and Gatsibo districts reported one case each.

On the same day, 21 people recovered from the pandemic; bringing the number of recoveries to 1, 806.

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 required to continue complying with government regulations, especially with frequent washing of hands and water and soap, wearing masks when leaving home or in public.


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