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Rwanda registers eight more COVID-19 deaths, 557 new cases

By IGIHE
On 18 August 2021 at 03:48

The Ministry of Health has reported that eight people succumbed to COVID-19 yesterday bringing the death toll to 977. The deceased include two women and six men from Nyabihu, Nyamagabe, Nyanza, Muhanga, Nyagatare, Ngororero and Musanze districts.

The statement released last night shows that 557 people have caught the virus out of 8435 sample tests while 88 recovered.

The majority of new cases were found in Gicumbi: 52, Kigali: 45, Karongi: 41, Rusizi: 38 and Ngororero 35.

A total of 951,795 people have been vaccinated since Rwanda began countrywide inoculation program.

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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