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COVID-19: Rwanda records six more deaths, 173 recoveries

By IGIHE
On 1 January 2021 at 05:26

The Ministry of Health has reported six more people who have succumbed to COVID-19 bringing the death toll to 92.

The deceased include two women aged 38 and 40 as well as four men respectively aged52, 57, 62 and 71 from Kigali.

Among others, 173 have recovered while 133 new cases have been found out of 4332 sample tests.

The statement released last night shows that new cases were found in Kigali: 97, Musanze: 24, Rubavu: 6, Huye: 3, Muhanga: 2 and Kamonyi: 1.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus patient on 14th March last year. Since then, 8383 people have been tested positive out of 730 136 sample tests of whom 6542 have recovered, 1749 are active cases while 92 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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