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COVID-19: Rwanda records four more deaths, 277 new cases

By IGIHE
On 18 January 2021 at 09:29

The Ministry of Health has reported that four people have succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic bringing the death toll to 146.

The deceased include three men aged 78, 61 and 33 respectively from Kigali as well as a 79-year old man from Huye district.

Among others, 277 new cases have been found out of 2950 sample tests while 49 have recovered within the last 24 hours.

The statement released today shows that new cases were found in Kigali: 139, Kirehe: 20, Huye: 11, Gatsibo: 9, Gicumbi: 8, Rulindo: 7, Musanze: 7, Gisagara: 5, Nyanza: 5, Rubavu: 4, Ruhango: 3, Nyamasheke: 3, Nyamagabe: 2, Muhanga: 1, Kamonyi: 1, Karongi: 1 and Kayonza: 1.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 patient on 14th March 2020. Since then, 11 259 people have been tested positive out of 799,817 sample tests of whom 7412 have recovered, 3701 are active cases while 146 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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