Rwanda records over 500 new COVID-19 cases in one day

On 27 January 2021 at 07:51

Rwanda has recorded 574 new COVID-19 cases out 10, 407 sample tests becoming the highest rate of infections in one day since the pandemic emerged.

Among others, 180 patients have recovered while 4 have succumbed to the virus.
The deceased include three people aged 64, 61, 60 from Kigali and another one from Muhanga district aged 51.

Kigali city which has been under lockdown for a week continues to be the major hotspot where 440 new cases have been found.

The rise of new cases in Kigali is linked to Government’s initiative to test 20,000 people in every cell targeting elders above 70 and people living with chronic diseases among others.

Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) explains that the initiative will leave a clear image of Coronavirus in Kigali city helping to identify areas most vulnerable to the pandemic before taking further action.

The statement from the Ministry of Health released last night shows that new cases were found in Kigali:440, Gicumbi:16, Gakenke:11, Ngoma:10, Kirehe:10, Gatsibo:10, Muhanga:9, Gisagara:8, Kamonyi:8, Rwamagana:8, Kayonza:7, Karongi:6, Nyanza:5, Huye:5, Rusizi:5, Ruhango:4, Nyagatare:4, Musanze:3, Nyamagabe:2, Rubavu:2 and Rulindo:1.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 patient on 14th March 2021. Since then, 13885 people have been tested positive out of 849,082 sample testes of whom 8861 have recovered, 4843 are active cases while 181 have succumbed to the pandemic.

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.