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COVID-19: Rwanda records 169 recoveries, 110 new cases

By IGIHE
On 17 March 2021 at 05:34

The Ministry of Health has reported that 110 people have caught COVID-19, 169 recovered while no one succumbed to the virus.

The statement released last night also shows that 9 people are critically ill. New cases were found in Kigali: 21, Nyanza: 16, Gicumbi: 14, Nyamagabe: 9 and Nyaruguru: 9 among other districts.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 20 412 people have been tested positive of whom 18 804 have recovered, 1326 are active cases while 282 have succumbed to the virus.

A total of 317, 708 people have been vaccinated since Rwanda started countrywide inoculation program including 3693 people who received vaccine shots yesterday.

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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