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Rwanda records four more COVID-19 deaths, 211 recoveries

By IGIHE
On 16 April 2021 at 05:59

The Ministry of Health has reported that four people have succumbed to COVID-19 bringing the death toll to 321. The deceased include two women aged 81 (from Kigali), 74 (from Nyabihu) and two men aged 71, 90 respectively from Kigali and Nyanza.

The statement released last night shows that 72 people have caught the virus, 211 recovered.

The majority of new cases were found in Nyamagabe: 18, Nyaruguru: 8, Huye: 8, Nyanza: 7, Rwamagana: 6.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 23 744 people have been tested positive of whom 21 805 have recovered, 1618 are active cases, 8 are critically ill while 321 have succumbed to the virus.

So far, 349 427 people have been vaccinated since Rwanda began countrywide vaccination 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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