COVID-19: Rwanda records 5 more deaths, 312 new cases

By IGIHE
On 21 January 2021 at 06:39

The Ministry of Health has reported that five people have succumbed to COVID-19 bringing the death toll to 153. The deceased include three men aged 91, 69, 64 and a woman aged 39 from Huye district as well as a 54-year old man from Kirehe district.

Among others, 312 new cases have been found out of 4247 sample tests while 232 have recovered.

The statement released last night shows that new cases were found in Kigali: 186, Gicumbi: 22, Nyanza: 18, Rulindo: 13, Musanze: 13, Ngoma: 11, Gatsibo: 9, Karongi: 8, Muhanga: 7, Nyagatare: 4, Rubavu: 4, Gakenke: 4, Nyamasheke: 4, Rusizi: 2, Kamonyi: 2, Nyamagabe: 2, Gisagara: 1, Ruhango: 1 and Huye: 1.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 patient on 14th March last year. Since then, 11860 people have been tested positive out of 808,584 sample tests of whom 7812 have recovered, 3895 are active cases while 153 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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