Rwanda records 14 more COVID-19 deaths, 984 recoveries

The Ministry of Health has reported that 14 people have succumbed to COVID-19 bringing the death toll 521. The deceased include eight women aged 89 (from Rulindo), 82 (Musanze), 74 (Rubavu), 74 (Rutsiro), 63 (Musanze), 58 (Nyamasheke), 43 (Karongi), 37 (Kigali) and six men aged 95, 65 (Nyagatare), 58 (Musanze), 55, 49 (Kigali) and 27 (Rubavu).

The statement released last night shows that 911 people have caught the virus out of 8350 sample tests while 984 recovered.

The majority of new cases were found in Kigali: 326, Rubavu: 70 and Nyamagabe: 63.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 45 950 people have been tested positive of whom 30 191 recovered, 15 238 are active cases, 71 are critically ill while 521 have succumbed to the virus.

A total of 392, 077 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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