COVID-19: Rwanda records 200 new cases, 12th death

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 24 August 2020 at 05:41

The Ministry of Health has announced on 23 August that Rwanda has recorded 200 new cases of COVID-19, and one more victim bringing the number of death to 12 since the outbreak in March 2020.

These new cases were from 6402 test samples taken in the past 24 hours since the last updated.

The Ministry statement mentioned that among the new cases, 164 were found in Kigali from mass testing in Kigali market, while Rusizi recorded 29 new cases from testing in high risk groups. Meanwhile, Rubavu had 5 new cases and Huye recorded 2.

The statement also mentions that the day saw only one recovery bringing the number of recoveries to 1755.

Since the first case was recorded in Rwanda, 368244 sample tests have been taken; the country has recorded so far 3089 confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which 1322 are still active cases.

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