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Covid-19: Rwanda records 179 new cases, 130 recoveries

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The Ministry of Health has reported that 179 people have caught COVID-19 out of 5266 sample tests while 130 recovered.

The statement released last night shows that the majority of new cases were found in Southern Province where six sectors have been recently placed under lockdown following increasing Coronavirus cases.

Of these cases, Huye district registered 62 new infections; Nyamagabe registered 46 cases while Gisagara recorded 14. Among others, Kigali city recorded 13 new cases.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 23041 people have been tested positive of whom 20835 have recovered, 1892 are active cases while 314 have succumbed to the virus.

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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