The statement released last night shows that the deceased include two women aged 55 (from Huye) and 69 (from Kigali) and a 46-year old man (from Kigali).
New patients were found in Kigali: 35, Rubavu: 25, Nyamasheke: 5, Huye: 2, Muhanga: 2, Rusizi: 2 and Nyamagabe: 1.
Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 patient on 14th March 2020. So far, 7670 people have been tested positive out of 707 401 sample tests of whom 6203 have recovered, 1398 are active cases while 69 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.