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COVID-19: Rwanda records 540 recoveries in one day

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The Ministry of Health has reported that 540 COVID-19 patients recovered yesterday becoming the biggest number of recoveries in one day since the pandemic emerged in Rwanda.

Among others, 67 new cases have been found while no one succumbed to the virus.
New cases were found in Kigali: 19, Nyamagabe: 8, Muhanga: 7, Karongi: 7, Kayonza: 4, Ruhango: 3, Ngoma: 3, Ngororero: 2, Kamonyi: 2, Rusizi: 2, Burera: 2, Gakenke: 2, Huye: 2. Nyaruguru: 2, Rubavu: 1 and Gicumbi: 1.

The decrease in COVID-19 new cases is related to preventive measures that have been put in place. Recently, the Government imposed three-week lockdown in Kigali city that has been major hotspot for new infections.

The lockdown was lifted on Monday 8th February 2021 but enforcement of preventive measures continues including inter-district lockdown, extended curfew hours to 7pm to 4am, encouraging the public to adhere to health guidelines including hand washing, wearing of face masks and respecting social distancing among others.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 patient on 14th March 2020. Since then, 17 267 people have been tested positive of 14 447 have recovered, 2554 are active cases while 236 people have succumbed to the virus. The Ministry of Health has reported that 14 patients are critically ill.

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