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COVID-19: Three more deaths, 186 new cases

By IGIHE
On 1 February 2021 at 09:59

The Ministry of Health has reported that three people have succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic bringing the death toll to 196. The deceased include three women aged 91, 72 and 66 respectively from Kigali.

Among others, 186 new cases have been found out of 10782 sample tests while 283 have recovered.

The statement released last night shows that new cases were found in Kigali: 35, Karongi: 50, Gicumbi: 12, Gakenke: 11, Muhanga: 11, Kirehe: 11, Nyamagabe: 9, Gatsibo: 9, Kayonza: 7, Rutsiro: 7, Rusizi: 6, Kamonyi: 4, Nyanza: 3, Ruhango: 3, Rwamagana: 3, Nyagatare: 3, Nyaruguru: 1 and Ngoma: 1.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 patient on 14th March 2020. Since then, 10 782 people have been tested positive out of 888 268 sample tests of whom 10 087 have recovered, 5021 are active cases while 196 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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