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Rwanda records six more COVID-19 deaths, 622 new cases

By IGIHE
On 22 June 2021 at 07:22

The Ministry of Health has reported that six people succumbed to COVID-19 yesterday bringing the death toll to 388.

The deceased include two-month old baby, woman aged 40 and 37-year old man from Kigali. Others are two women aged 75 and 84 from Rubavu district as well as 36-year old man from Huye.

The statement released last night shows that 622 people have caught the virus out of 5342 sample tests. The majority of new cases was found in Kigali: 305, Kamonyi: 40, Rubavu: 35, Gicumbi: 27, Nyabihu: 24, Burera: 24, Rwamagana: 22, Musanze: 21,Rutsiro:17 and Rulindo: 17.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 31 435 have been tested positive of whom 26704 have recovered, 4343 are active cases, 13 are critically ill while 388 have succumbed to the virus.

A total of 390,848 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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