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COVID-19: Rwanda records five more deaths, 194 new cases

By IGIHE
On 15 January 2021 at 05:31

The Ministry of Health has reported that five people have succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic bringing the death toll to 133.

The deceased include two women aged 68 and 93 from Kigali, three men aged 48, 68 from Kigali and 27 year old man from Rwamagana.

Among others, 194 cases have been found out of 6063 sample tests while no recovery recorded.

The statement released last night shows that new cases were found in Kigali: 98, Huye: 17, Rulindo: 17, Gicumbi: 14, Kirehe: 12, Gisagara: 12, Musanze 6, Rwamagana: 6, Nyagatare: 5, Gakenke: 2, Nyanza: 2, Rusizi: 1, Nyamagabe: 1 and Rubavu: 1.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 patient on 14th March 2020. Since then, 10 316 people have been tested positive out of 779 511 sample tests of whom 6974 have recovered, 3209 are active cases while 133 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.


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