13 year old succumbs to COVID-19

By IGIHE
On 24 March 2021 at 06:18

The Ministry of Health has reported that three people have succumbed to COVID-19 bringing the death toll to 295. The deceased include a 13-year old girl, woman aged 69 from Kigali city and 85-year old man from Muhanga district.

It is the first time Coronavirus kills a younger person aged 13 since the pandemic emerged in Rwanda last year.

The statement released last night also shows that 79 people have caught the virus, 96 recovered, 5179 were vaccinated yesterday bringing the total number to 343, 723 since Rwanda began countrywide vaccination on 5th March 2021 while one patient is critically ill.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 20975 people have been tested positive out of 1,095,173 sample tests of whom 19310 have recovered, 1370 are active cases while 295 have succumbed to the virus.

Figures show that the prevalence of new infections, recoveries and death toll stands at 1.6%, 92% and 1.4% respectively.

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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