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Rwanda records 422 new COVID-19 cases, one more death

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The Ministry of Health has confirmed 422 new COVID-19 cases out of 5770 sample tests bringing the total number to 29597 since the pandemic emerged.

The majority of new cases was found in Kigali: 176, Rubavu: 36, Rutsiro: 29, Kamonyi: 29, Burera: 27, Musanze: 24, Rulindo: 24 and Gakenke: 14.

The statement released last night shows that a young man from Kigali aged 19 has succumbed to the virus bringing the death toll to 377 while 9 recovered.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 29597 have been tested positive of whom 26 392 recovered, 2 828 are active cases, 9 are critically ill while 377 have succumbed to the virus.

A total of 389,891 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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