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COVID-19: Rwanda records one more death, 74 new cases

By IGIHE
On 18 May 2021 at 06:13

The Ministry of Health has reported that one person has succumbed to COVID-19 bringing the death toll to 345. The deceased is a man aged 78 from Huye district.

The statement released last night shows that 74 people have caught the virus while no one recovered.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 25 215 people have been tested positive of whom 24 764 have recovered, 1106 are active cases while 345 have succumbed to the virus.

A total of 350, 400 people have been vaccinated since Rwanda began countrywide inoculation program on 5th March 2021.

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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