Rwanda registers five more COVID-19 deaths, 889 new cases

The Ministry of Health has reported that five people have succumbed to COVID-19 bringing the death toll to 470. The deceased include two women aged 36, 67 and three men aged 32, 58 and 63 respectively from Kigali.

The statement released last night shows that 889 people have caught the virus. The majority of new cases were found in Kigali: 309, Musanze: 99, Gicumbi: 63, Bugesera: 56 and Rubavu: 52.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 42 585 people have been tested positive of whom 27 606 have recovered, 14 509 are active cases, 61 are critically ill while 470 have succumbed to the virus.

A total of 391 954 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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