Rwanda records 328 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

On 25 January 2021 at 04:00

New COVID-19 infections continue to upsurge where 328 cases out of 8293 sample tests have been found for the first time in one day since COVID-19 emerged in Rwanda.

The statement released by the Ministry of Health shows that new patients have been found in 17 districts and Kigali city where the majority of new cases are reported.

New cases have been found in Kigali: 246, Gatsibo: 13, Rulindo: 11, Kirehe: 9, Gakenke: 8, Karongi: 6, Musanze: 6, Nyagatare: 5, Ruhango: 5, Rubavu: 4, Huye: 3, Muhanga: 3, Ngoma: 3, Gicumbi: 2, Kamonyi: 1, Nyamasheke: 1, Nyanza: 1 and Rwamagana: 1.

Among others, the Ministry of Health has reported two people including a 57-year old woman from Nyamagabe and 63-year old man from Kigali who have succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic.

101 recovered have been also recorded for the past 24 hours.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 case on 14th March 2021. Since then, 12 975 people have been tested positive out of 830 808 sample tests of whom 8420 have recovered, 4381 are active cases while 174 have succumbed to the pandemic.

Following the steady rise of Coronavirus infections, Kigali was on 18th January 2021 placed under lockdown.

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.