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Over 1.6 million fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Rwanda

By IGIHE
On 6 October 2021 at 06:21

The daily report released by Ministry of Health on the status of COVID-19 pandemic has revealed that a total of 1,686,978 Rwandan residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 while 2,135,104 received the first dose since Rwanda began countrywide inoculation program on 5th March 2021.

Rwanda targets to vaccinate 30 percent of the population by December this year and 60 percent by the end of 2022.

The statement released last night also shows that 126 people have caught COVID-19 out of 9113 sample tests, two recovered while six are critically ill.

Among others, two people succumbed to the virus yesterday. The deceased are two women aged 68, 29 respectively from Nyamasheke and Nyabihu districts.

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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