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COVID-19: Rwanda records 350 recoveries, one death

By IGIHE
On 17 February 2021 at 08:29

The Ministry of Health has reported that 350 people have recovered from COVID-19 while one patient has succumbed to the pandemic. The deceased is a 71-year old man from Kigali city.

Among others, 110 new cases have been found out of 4814 sample tests. The majority of new cases were found in Kigali: 31, Nyamagabe: 19, Karongi: 18 while Rutsiro, Nyamasheke and Nyabihu continue to record zero new infections.

The prevalence of new infections, recoveries and deaths currently stands at 2.3%, 87.9% and 1.3%.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 17594 people have been tested positive out of 955383 sample tests of whom 15475 have recovered, 1,879 are active cases while 240 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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