COVID-19: Rwanda records 57th death, 85 new cases

By IGIHE
On 16 December 2020 at 05:49

The Ministry of Health has reported that a 70 year-old person hailing from Rubavu district has succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic, 85 new cases have been found out of 2294 while 40 have recovered.

The statement released last night shows that the new patients were found in Kigali: 30 Musanze: 39, Rubavu: 8, Karongi: 3, Rusizi: 3, Ruhango: 1 and Huye: 1.’

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 6832 people have been tested positive out of 673,517 sample tests of whom 6036 have recovered, 739 are active cases while 57 have succumbed to the pandemic.

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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