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Rwanda records five more deaths, 334 new cases

By IGIHE
On 31 January 2021 at 09:42

The Ministry of Health has reported that five people have succumbed to COVID-19 bringing the death toll to 193. The deceased include a 104-year old woman and men aged four102, 69, 66, and 60 respectively from Kigali.

Among others, 334 new cases have been found out of 11137 sample tests while 285 have recovered.

The statement released last night shows that new cases were found in Kigali: 197, Gicumbi: 49, Gakenke: 13, Nyamagabe: 11, Karongi: 8, Ruhango: 6, Bugesera: 5, Nyanza: 5, Ngoma: 5, Kamonyi: 5, Muhanga: 5, Gatsibo: 5, Gisagara: 4, Rusizi: 3, Nyagatare: 3, Musanze: 3, Rubavu: 3, Ngororero: 1, Rulindo: 1, Nyaruguru: 1 and Huye: 1.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 15118 people have been tested positive out of 875,486 sample tests of whom 9,804 have recovered, 5121 are active cases while 193 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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