Rwanda registers 13 more COVID-19 deaths, 887 new cases

The Ministry of Health has reported that 13 people have succumbed to COVID-19 bringing the death toll to 534. The deceased include five women from Huye and Karongi as well as eight men from Kigali city, Musanze and Kamonyi districts.

The statement released last night shows that 887 people have caught the virus while 946 recovered.

Kigali city continues to be the major hotspot of new infections registering 386 of new cases.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 46 837 people have been tested positive of whom 31 137 recovered, 15 166 are active cases, 68 are critically ill while 534 have succumbed to the virus.

A total of 392, 832 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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