Rwanda records five more COVID-19 deaths, 259 recoveries

By IGIHE
On 13 February 2021 at 07:36

Rwanda has reported that five people have succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic bringing the death toll to 236. The deceased include four men aged 86, 82, 68, 63 respectively from Kigali and another 54-year old man from Kayonza district.

Among others, 132 cases have been found, 259 have recovered while 16 patients are critically ill.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 patient on 14th March 2020. Since then, 17 200 people have been tested positive out of 938 902 sample tests of whom 13 937 have recovered, 3027 are active cases while 236 have succumbed to the virus.

Figures from the Ministry of Health shows that the prevalence of new infections, recoveries and deaths stands at 3%, 81% and 1.3% respectively.

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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