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Rwanda records 89 COVID-19 cases, two deaths

By IGIHE
On 4 October 2021 at 07:05

The Ministry of Health has reported that two people succumbed to COVID-19 yesterday bringing the death toll to 1283. The deceased are two women from Nyamasheke and Gicumbi districts.

The statement released last night shows that 89 people have caught the virus out of 13289 sample tests while the positivity rate stands at 0.7%.

The majority of new cases were found in Burera: 15, Gicumbi: 13, Rubavu: 12, Rulindo:8 and Gisagara: 8.

Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) has revealed that mass testing conducted in Kigali City targeting bars and churches over the weekend confirmed zero positive case out of more than 1200 sample tests.

The decrease in positive cases follows mass vaccination campaign where 90% of the population has been vaccinated in in Kigali City.

A total of 1,680,361 people have been fully vaccinated while 2,131,766 received the first dose of COVID-19 since Rwanda began countrywide inoculation program 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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