One more succumbs to COVID-19 as 268 recover

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 15 October 2020 at 10:46

In a daily update, the Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday, October 14, the death of a 42-year-old man, taking the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 33 as 268 people recovered in the past twenty-four hours, bringing the number of recoveries to 4,398.

The statement says that the country also recorded 32 new cases emerging out of 1,753 tests, taking the total number of confirmed cases to 4,940, of which 509 are still active cases.

The new cases emerged from Kirehe district where a cluster of new cases was detected in a refugee camp that had the highest number of cases with 26, Gatsibo:3, Rubavu:2 and Gicumbi:1.

The outbreak is said to be in Mahama refugee camp which hosts over 50, 000 Burundian refugees.

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 required to continue to comply with government regulations, especially with frequent washing of hands and water and soap, wearing masks when leaving home or in public.