COVID-19: Rwanda records two deaths in one day

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 19 August 2020 at 02:48

Rwanda recorded two deaths of COVID-19 in a single day, bringing the number of deaths to ten since the outbreak of the pandemic.

“Condolences to families of two Rwandans 45 years old and 55-year-old who passed away today,” wrote the Ministry of Health in the August 18 update.

On the same day, the country also confirmed 37 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 2577 and the active cases, 884.

The update also states that of the new cases Kigali recorded 28 these are contacts of positive cases & testing in high risk groups, Rusizi has 6 cases while Rwamagana, Rubavu and Huye each recorded one case.

Rwanda has so far registered 1,683 recoveries after 22 patients who were discharged on August 18.

The general public is very much concerned by the increasing number of cases in the capital Kigali that has led to the closure of two big markets of Nyabugogo-Kwa Mutangana and the Kigali City Market.

The Minister of Health said that they will conduct a general test in the near future to see whether another lockdown could be an option to consider.

Symptoms of Coronavirus include coughing, colds, and difficulty in breathing; it is transmitted through the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.

Rwandans are required to continue to comply with government regulations, especially with frequent washing of hands and water and soap, wearing masks when leaving home or in public.