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COVID-19: Rwanda records 53 new cases, 174 recoveries

By IGIHE
On 8 May 2021 at 08:14

The Ministry of Health has reported that 53 people have caught COVID-19 while 174 have recovered.

The statement released last night shows that no one has succumbed to the virus.

Rwanda confirmed the first case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 25 539 people have been tested positive of whom 24 050 have recovered, 1151 are active cases while 338 have succumbed to the virus.

A total of 350, 400 people have been vaccinated since Rwanda began countrywide inoculation programme on 5th March 2021.

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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