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Rwanda records 16 more COVID-19 deaths, 1104 recoveries

By IGIHE
On 22 July 2021 at 07:04

The Ministry of Health has reported that 16 people have succumbed to COVID-19 bringing the death toll to 693. The deceased include 12 women and four men from Kigali City, Muhanga, Nyaruguru, Rubavu, Kayonza and Rwamagana districts.

The statement released last night shows that 925 have caught the virus while 1104 recovered.

The majority of new cases were found in Kigali: 122, Gicumbi: 58, Musanze: 45, Ngororero: 45, Rutsiro: 44 and Burera: 43.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus patient on 14th March 2020. Since then, 60 066 people have been tested positive of whom 43 055 recovered, 16 318 are active cases, 74 are critically ill while 693 have succumbed to the virus.

A total of 413,427 people have been vaccinated since Rwanda began countrywide inoculation programme on 5th March 2021.

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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