COVID-19: Two more deaths, 143 new cases

By IGIHE
On 9 January 2021 at 07:49

The Ministry of Health has reported two more people who have succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic bringing the death toll to 115.

The deceased include 85-year old woman from Nyagatare district and 62-yea old man from Kigali.

Among others, 143 new cases have been found out of 4846 sample tests while no recovery recorded.

The statement released last night shows that new cases were found Kigali: 101, Huye: 12, Rubavu: 7, Musanze: 7, Rusizi: 4, Kamonyi: 3, Kayonza: 3, Muhanga: 1, Rulindo: 1, Ruhango: 1, Nyanza: 1 Nyagatare: 1 and Nyamasheke: 1.

Rwanda confirmed the first patient on 14th March 2020. Since then, 9368 people have been tested positive out 760, 897 sample tests of whom 6940 have recovered, 2313 are active cases while 115 have succumbed to the virus.

The Ministry of Health rates the prevalence of deaths at 1.2% and infections at 3%.

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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