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COVID-19: Rwanda records 2 deaths, 153 new cases

By IGIHE
On 28 December 2020 at 05:26

The Ministry of Health has reported 2 people who succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic bringing the death toll to 74.

The deceased are two men from Kigali respectively aged 61 and 96 . Among others, 153 new cases have been found out of 2502 sample tests while 62 have recovered.

The statement released last night shows that new cases were found in Kigali: 39, Huye: 103 (from Huye prison), Musanze: 4, Kayonza: 2, Rubavu: 2, Gicumbi: 1, Burera: 1 and Nyagatare: 1.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 patient on 14th March 2020. Since then, 7970 people have been tested positive out of 716 933 sample tests of whom 6289 have recovered, 1607 are active cases while 74 have succumbed to the virus.

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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