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Rwanda records highest new COVID-19 cases in one day

By IGIHE
On 23 June 2021 at 04:51

The Ministry of Health has reported that 861 people have caught COVID-19 out of 7624 sample tests, becoming the highest number of new cases recorded in one day since the pandemic emerged in Rwanda.

The statement released last night shows that the majority of new cases were found in Kigali: 388, Rubavu; 83, Musanze: 61, Burera: 50, Kamonyi: 47, Rutsiro: 35, Rwamagana: 27, Nyanza: 24, Gicumbi: 23 and Gakenke: 23.

Among others, four people from Kigali have succumbed to the virus while eight recovered.

The deceased include two women aged 42 and 56 as well as two men aged 52 and 67.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 32 296 people have been tested positive of whom 26 712 recovered, 5192 are active cases, 10 are critically ill while 392 have succumbed to the virus.

A total of 391, 001 people have been vaccinated since Rwanda began countrywide inoculation programme on 5th March 2021.


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