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COVID-19: Rwanda records one more death, 109 new cases

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The Ministry of Health has reported that one person has succumbed to COVID-19 bringing the death toll to 316. The deceased is a man aged 85 from Kigali city.

The statement released last night shows that 109 people caught the virus, 29 recovered while 8 are critically ill.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 23535 people have been tested positive of whom 21272 have recovered, 1947 are active cases while 316 have succumbed to the virus.

Figures from the ministry show that 348,926 people have been vaccinated since Rwanda began countrywide inoculation program 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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