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Rwanda records three more COVID-19 deaths, 401 recoveries

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Three people have succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic bringing the death toll to 229. The deceased include two men aged 85, 56 from Kigali and another 69-year old man from Gatsibo district.

Among others, 130 new cases have been found out of 4963 sample tests while 401 patients have recovered.

The statement released last night shows that the majority of new cases have were found in Kigali: 39, Nyamagabe: 22 while Gicumbi and Nyagatare recorded 11 cases respectively.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 patient on 14th March 2020. Since then, 16 941 people have been tested positive out of 931 150 sample tests of whom 13 389 have recovered, 3323 are active cases, 229 have succumbed to the virus while 18 are critically ill.

The Ministry of Health shows that the prevalence of new infections, recoveries and deaths stands at 2.6%, 79% and 1.3% respectively.

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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