COVID-19: Rwanda records 16th death, 70 new cases

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 29 August 2020 at 08:04

The minister of Health has announced that another person has died of COVID-19, bringing the death toll from the pandemic in Rwanda to 16.

The minister said the death, reported Friday, was an 81-year-old woman.

On August 28, 2020, 70 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 caused by Coronavirus out of 5,159 tests taken, bringing the total number of infected to 3,742 while three have recovered bringing the total number of recoveries to 1866.

The number of new cases in the City of Kigali was 54, seven in Rusizi, three in Nyamasheke, three in Rubavu, two in Kirehe, and one in Musanze.

Currently, 1,860 are the active COVID-19 patients in the hospital who are receiving day-to-day care.

"The death toll stands at 0.4%, while the rate of infection is 1.4%," the minister said.

The Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Ngamije, recently suggested that if no action is taken in the next 30 days, Rwanda could lose about 25 people.

"We have seven patients who are very ill, including a 22-year-old," he said.


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