Rwanda COVID-19 death toll rises to 65

By IGIHE
On 22 December 2020 at 07:05

The Ministry of Health has reported more two people who succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic bringing the death toll to 65.

The number of deaths continues to increase where the pandemic has killed six people within two days.

The deceased include a 39-year old woman from Kigali and 58-year old man from Gicumbi district.

The statement released last night also reported 109 new cases out of 4229 sample tests. They were found in Kigali: 56, Ngororero: 12, Rubavu: 12, Nyabihu: 8, Muhanga: 5, Huye: 4, Rusizi: 4, Kamonyi: 3, Gicumbi: 3 and Musanze: 2.’

Rwanda confirmed the first case in March 2020. Since then, 7402 people have been tested positive out of 694,450 sample tests of whom 6100 have recovered, 1237 are active cases while 65 have succumbed to the virus.

The Minister of Health, Dr Daniel Ngamije recently said that strict measures need to be embraced to control the up surging cases.

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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