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COVID-19: Ten more deaths, 418 new cases

By IGIHE
On 16 August 2021 at 05:10

The Ministry of Health has reported that ten people succumbed to COVID-19 yesterday bringing the death toll to 959. The deceased include four women and six men.

The statement released last night shows that 418 people have caught the virus out of 10102 sample tests, 10 recovered while 37 are critically ill.

The majority of new cases were found in Huye: 62, Kigali City: 50, Rulindo: 37, Kayonza: 35 and Gicumbi: 30.

A total of 889,995 people have been vaccinated 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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