COVID-19: Rwanda reports 78 new cases, 32 recoveries

By IGIHE
On 18 December 2020 at 04:52

The Ministry of Health (MoH) has reported 78 new COVID-19 cases taken out of 3054 sample tests while 32 have recovered.

The statement released last night shows that new cases were found in Kigali: 36, Huye: 17, Musanze: 13, Rubavu: 5, Burera: 1, Muhanga: 1, Nyanza: 1, Nyamagabe: 1, Gicumbi: 1, Kayonza: 1 and Nyagatare: 1.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 patient on 14th March 2020. As of today, 7032 people have been tested positive out of 679,132 sample tests of whom 6089 have recovered, 886 are active cases while 57 have succumbed to the virus.

MoH figures indicate that the prevalence of recoveries, deaths and new cases respectively stands at 86.5%, deaths at 0.8% and 2.5%.

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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