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Rwanda records four more COVID-19 deaths, 263 new cases

By IGIHE
On 17 June 2021 at 06:18

The Ministry of Health has reported four people who succumbed to COVID-19 bringing the death toll to 376. The deceased include a woman from Kigali aged 76 and 73-year old woman from Huye as well as two men aged 48 and 59 from Kigali.

The majority of new cases were found in Kigali: 78, Musanze: 42, Burera: 38, Rubavu: 32 and Rulindo: 20.

The statement released last night shows that 263 people have caught the virus out of 5676 sample tests.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 29 175 people have been tested positive of whom 26 383 recovered, 2416 are active cases, 11 are critically ill while 376 have succumbed to the virus.

A total of 389,832 people have been vaccinated since Rwanda began countrywide inoculation program.

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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