Rwanda records 336 new COVID-19 cases, 261 recoveries

By IGIHE
On 26 January 2021 at 10:19

The Ministry of Health has reported that 336 new Ccovid-19 cases have been found out of 7867 sample tests in Kigali while and 261 patients have recovered.

Three people have also succumbed to Coronavirus bringing the death toll to 177. The deceased include a 95-year old man from Kigali, and two men aged 72, 81 respectively from Huye district.

The statement from the Ministry of Health released yesterday shows that new cases were found in 18 districts countrywide.

These include Kigali: 137, Gicumbi: 64, Kirehe: 21, Gatsibo: 18, Rulindo: 17, Gisagara: 12, Nyanza: 8, Kamonyi: 8, Ngoma: 7, Rwamagana: 7, Nyagatare: 7, Rubavu: 7, Karongi: 6, Huye: 5, Gakenke: 4, Nyamagabe: 3, Musanze: 3, Nyamasheke: 1 and Rusizi: 1.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 13311 people have been tested positive out of 838,675 sample tests of whom 8681 have recovered, 4453 are active cases while 177 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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