COVID-19: Rwanda records 79 new cases, 31 recoveries

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 2 September 2020 at 02:35

In a daily update, the Ministry of Health has announced that Rwanda has recorded 79 new cases out of 5,622 sample tests taken in the past 24 hours, adding that 31 people have recovered bringing the number of recoveries to 2044.

The Ministry’s statement, on Tuesday, September 1, revealed that 51 new cases were reported from Kigali City from contacts of high risk groups, with 13 from Rusizi, 6 from Rubavu, 5 from Karongi and 4 from Gisagara District.

Since the COVID-19 outbreak, Rwanda has 4142 confirmed cases taken out of 415,329 sample tests. Of these, 2044 have recovered and were sent home, while the active cases are now 2082.

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 required to continue complying with government regulations, especially with frequent washing of hands and water and soap, wearing masks when leaving home or in public.


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