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Rwanda records five more COVID-19 deaths, 964 new cases

By IGIHE
On 24 June 2021 at 06:44

The Ministry of Health has reported that five people succumbed to COVID-19 yesterday bringing the death toll to 397.

The deceased include three men aged 70, 65, 63 respectively, 43-year old woman from Kigali 68-year old man from Huye district.

The statement released last night shows that 964 people have caught the virus out of 8741 sample tests while 22 recovered.

The majority of new cases was found in Kigali: 326, Kamonyi: 85, Musanze: 78, Rubavu: 73, Burera: 47, Nyanza: 38, Gakenke: 32, Rulindo: 30, Rwamagana: 27, Nyamasheke: 23 and Rutsiro: 22.

New Coronavirus cases have been on steady increase that the country has registered 1825 in two days.

Rwanda confirmed the first case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 33 260 people have been tested positive of whom 26 734 recovered, 6 129 are active cases, 12 are critically ill while 397 have succumbed to the virus.

A total of 391,058 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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