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COVID-19: Six more deaths, 496 new cases

By IGIHE
On 24 August 2021 at 06:56

The Ministry of Health has reported that six people have succumbed to COVID-19 bringing the death toll to 1027. The deceased include five women and one man.

The statement released last night shows that 496 people have caught the virus out of 8 251 sample tests, 11 recovered while 43 are critically ill.

A total of 432,429 people have been fully vaccinated while 1,092,466 received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine 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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