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COVID-19: Rwanda records two more deaths, 289 new cases

By IGIHE
On 20 January 2021 at 09:21

The Ministry of Health has reported that two people have succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic bringing the death toll to 148. The deceased include two women aged 75 and 63 respectively from Nyabihu and Musanze.

Among others, 289 new cases have been found out of 4520 sample tests while 168 have recovered.

The statement released last night shows that new cases were found in Kigali: 114, Ngoma: 79, Gicumbi: 15, Gatsibo: 14, Karongi: 13, Nyagatare: 11, Muhanga: 8, Rulindo: 8, Huye: 7, Rubavu: 6, Kirehe: 3, Musanze: 3, Nyamagabe: 2, Rwamagana: 2, Nyaruguru: 1, Nyabihu: 1, Gisagara: 1 and Ruhango: 1.

It is the first time Rwanda records the highest number of new cases since the pandemic emerged.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus patient on 14th March 2020. Since then, 11 548 people have been tested positive out of 804 337 sample tests of whom 7580 have recovered, 3820 are active cases while 148 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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