The latter is the largest number of deaths recorded in one day since the patient was confirmed in Rwanda on 14th March 2020.
The statement released last night shows that the deceased include two women respectively aged 47 and 63 as well as two men aged 52 (from Kigali) and 68 (from Rubavu).
Among others, 61 new cases have been found out of 3545 sample tests while two have recovered.
The new patients were found in Kigali:6, Rubavu:25, Muhanga: 13, Huye:9, Musanze:4, Gakenke:2, Kirehe:1 and Nyanza:1.
Since the pandemic emerged in Rwanda, 7293 people have been tested positive out of 690,221 sample tests of whom 6091 have recovered, 1139 are active cases while 63 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.