The previous highest number of deaths was 16.
The statement released last night also shows that 830 people have caught the virus while 869 recovered.
Kigali city continues to be the major hotspot where 445 of new cases were confirmed.
Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 47 667 have been tested positive of whom 32 006 recovered, 15110 are active cases, 63 are critically ill while 551 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.