COVID-19: Three dead in Rwamagana, 61 new cases majority of which are inmates

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 16 November 2020 at 07:59

Three people from Rwamagana District are the new victims of Coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths in Rwanda to 45, while the number of new cases is 61, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 5455.

This is the first time since the first COVID-19 patient was diagnosed with Coronavirus in Rwanda on March 14, 2020, that a large number of people have died in one day.

A statement from the Ministry of Health on November 15, 2020 stated that the victims were three men from 36, 62 and 85 years of age in Rwamagana.

Rwamagana district is among the worst hit by Coronavirus in terms of the number of people killed, as eight people were killed this week alone.

The ministry also said that on Sunday, 61 new cases were recorded out of 1449 sample tests taken; there is one recovery.

The new cases include those removed from Kigali: 55 of the testing in Nyarugenge Prison, Bugesera: 4, Nyamagabe: 1, and Rwamagana: 1.

New cases of inmates and detainees in various prisons, including Nyarugenge in Mageragere Sector, were reported to have infected 27 people on November 11, 2020 and Muhanga, which had 36 people evacuated on November 13, and another 30 on November 13 of November 14, 2020.

New cases are emerging among inmates in various prisons, 27 cases were reported in Nyarugenge in Mageragere Sector on November 11, 2020, and Muhanga, which had 36 people evacuated on November 13, and another 30 new cases were found on November 14, 2020.

In Rwanda, 586,989 sample tests have been taken, of which 5455 cases were confirmed. Of these, 4,995 have recovered while 415 are still active cases.

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 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.