COVID-19: One death, 259 recoveries

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The Ministry of Health has reported that one person has succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic, 126 have been tested positive out of 5960 sample tests while 259 patients have recovered.

The deceased is a 58-year old man from Kigali.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 18 325 people have been tested positive out of 986 665 sample tests of whom 17251 have recovered, 821 are active cases while 253 have succumbed to the virus.

The Ministry of Health has also reported that 14 people are critically ill.

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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