Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 19 198 people have been tested positive out of 1 020 989 sample tests of whom 17 569 have recovered, 1364 are active cases while 265 have succumbed to the virus.
The statement released last night shows that nine people are critically ill.
The prevalence of new infections, recoveries and death toll stands at 2.2%, 91.5% and 1.4% respectively.
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.