Rwanda registers five more COVID-19 deaths, 884 new cases

The Ministry of Health has reported that five people have succumbed to COVID-19 bringing the death toll to 453. The deceased include three women aged 76, 57, 31 respectively from Rubavu, Kigali and Muhanga district as well as two men aged 49, 73 from Kigali and Huye.

The statement released last night shows that 884 people have caught the virus while no one recovered.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 40 798 people have been tested positive of whom 27 272 recovered, 13 073 are active cases, 43 are critically ill while 453 have succumbed to the virus.

A total of 391, 888 people have been vaccinated since Rwanda began countrywide inoculation programme 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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