Rwanda records 122 new COVID-19 cases, 21 recoveries

By IGIHE
On 17 December 2020 at 05:22

The Ministry of Health has reported 122 new COVID-19 cases out of 2561 sample tests while 21 have recovered.

The statement released last night shows that new cases were found in Kigali: 64, Musanze: 38, Huye: 7, Nyagatare: 5, Rusizi: 3, Muhanga: 2, Nyamagabe: 2 and Karongi: 1.

Rwanda confirmed the first case on 14th March 2020. So far, 6954 people have been tested positive out of 676,078 sample tests of whom 6057 have recovered, 840 are active cases while 57 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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