COVID-19: Rwanda records seven more deaths, 473 recoveries

On 3 February 2021 at 08:23

The Ministry of Health has reported that seven people have succumbed to Covid-19 pandemic bringing the death toll to 205. The deceased include four women aged 75, 50, 37 from Kigali and woman aged 64 from Rulindo district. Others include three men aged 80,60 from Kigali and another one aged 66 from Nyaruguru district.

Among others, 229 new cases have been found out of 4275 sample tests while 473 have recovered.

The statement released last night shows that majority new cases were found in Kigali: 57, Nyamagabe: 32, Gisagara: 21 while Nyabihu, Rutsiro, Kirehe and Nyanza districts recorded zero case.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 patient on 14th March 2020. Since then, 15688 people have been tested positive of whom10745 have recovered, 4738 are active cases while 205 have succumbed to the pandemic.

The prevalence of new infections, recoveries and deaths currently stands at 5.4%, 68.4% and 1.3% respectively.

The Ministry of Health has revealed that 19 Coronavirus patients admitted at Covid-19 treatment centers are critically ill.

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.