COVID-19: Three more deaths, 273 new cases

On 23 January 2021 at 11:15

The Ministry of Health has reported three people who have succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic bringing the death toll to 165. The deceased include three people from Kigali aged 81, 77 and 52 respectively.

Among others, 273 new cases have been found out of 4,857 sample tests while 211 have recovered.

The statement released last night shows that new cases were found in Kigali: 116, Gatsibo: 57, Rwamagana: 18, Muhanga: 17, Nyanza: 16, Musanze: 14, Ngoma: 7, Karongi, 7, Nyagatare: 5, Rulindo: 5, Gicumbi: 3, Kamonyi: 2, Nyamagabe: 2, Rubavu: 2 and Gisagara: 2.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 12443 people have been tested positive out of 817,800 sample tests of whom 8184 have recovered, 4094 are active cases while 165 have succumbed to the pandemic.

Kigali city continues to be the hotspot for new infections where 111 of new cases were found yesterday.

Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) has announced plan to test 20,000 people from Kigali city effective from Saturday 23rd January 2021 targeting elders above 79 and people with chronic diseases.

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.