The statement released last night shows that the deceased is a 79-year old man from Kigali city.
Among others, 67 people have caught the virus, 85 recovered while 19 are critically ill.
Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 19846 people have been tested positive out of 1,047,310 sample tests of whom 18118 have recovered, 1457 are active cases while 271 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.