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Rwanda records one more COVID-19 death, 70 recoveries

By IGIHE
On 17 May 2021 at 07:49

The Ministry of Health has reported that one person has succumbed to COVID-19 bringing the death toll to 344. The deceased is a woman aged 81 from Kigali city.

The statement released last night shows that 42 people have caught COVID-19 out of 3 841 sample tests while 70 recovered.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 26 141 people have been tested positive of whom 24 764 recovered, 1033 are active cases while 344 have succumbed to the virus.

A total of 350,000 people have been vaccinated since Rwanda began countrywide inoculation 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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