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COVID-19: Two more deaths, 277 new cases

By IGIHE
On 17 January 2021 at 06:07

The Ministry of Health has reported that two people have succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic bringing the death toll to 140. The deceased include a 66-year old man from Kigali and a young man aged 27 from Huye district.

Among others, 277 new cases have been found out of 6423 sample tests while 165 have recovered. The statement released last night shows that new cases were found in 16 districts across the country and Kigali city.

These include Kigali: 139, Ngoma: 22, Kirehe: 19, Rulindo: 18, Huye: 15 , Gicumbi: 12 , Gisagara: 12, Nyamasheke: 7 , Musanze: 7, Muhanga: 5 , Rwamagana: 4 , Nyanza: 4 , Rubavu: 4 , Gakenke: 3 , Nyamagabe: 2 , Karongi: 2 and Nyagatare: 2.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 patient on 14th March last year. Since then, 10,850 people have been tested positive out of 791,472 sample tests of whom 7193 have recovered, 3517 are active cases while 140 have succumbed to the pandemic.

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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