COVID-19: Rwanda records 177 new cases, 170 from Kigali

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 31 August 2020 at 05:31

In a daily report, the Ministry of Health said that Rwanda has recorded 177 new cases from 5,544 sample tests taken in the past 24 hours. This resulted in a total of 4,020 confirmed cases, of which 1918 have recovered including 14 discharged today.

The Sunday statement, August 30, 2020, shows that new patients have been identified in “Kigali: 170 (Kigali market cluster), Rusizi: 5, Rubavu: 2”

So far, 16 people have succumbed to the virus while active cases are now 2,086.
Due to the increasing number of new infections, the number of active cases has exceeded the number of recoveries.

Health authorities in Rwanda say that by helping Coronavirus patients to be treated in their homes, about 46 have recovered.

Coronavirus symptoms include coughing, flu, and difficulty breathing. It is 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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