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COVID-19: Two more deaths, 18 critically ill

By IGIHE
On 2 February 2021 at 09:20

The Ministry of Health has reported that two people have succumbed to Covid-19 bringing the death toll to 198. The deceased include two men aged 83 and 41 from Kigali. Among others, 155 new cases have been found out of 3888 sample tests, 185 have recovered while 18 patients are critically ill.

The statement released last night shows that new cases were found in Kigali: 60, Kirehe:23, Rwamagana: 10, Nyagatare:7, Nyamagabe:7,Gakenke:6, Huye: 6, Gisagara:5, Kamonyi:5, Gicumbi:3, Ngoma:3, Gatsibo:3, Karongi: 3, Musanze:1, Rusizi:2, Muhanga:2, Rubavu:2, Ruhango:2, Ngororero:2, Nyanza:1 and Nyamasheke:1.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus patient on 14th March 2020. Since then, 15 459 people have been tested positive out of 890 156 sample tests of whom 10 272 have recovered, 4989 are active cases while 198 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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