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COVID-19: Rwanda records one death, with close 200,000 vaccinated

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The Ministry of Health has reported that one person has succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic, 42 have been infected out of 2735 sample tests while 40 recovered.

The deceased is a 69-year old woman from Kigali city.

The Ministry has also revealed that 198,453 people have been vaccinated within three days since the program was rolled out countrywide on Friday 5th March 2021.

Last week, Rwanda has received 397,000 vaccines in three shipments including 102,960 Pfizer doses, 240000 AstraZeneca doses distributed through COVAX initiative facilitating equal distribution of vaccines in developing countries as well as more 50,000 AstraZeneca vaccine donations from the Government of India.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2021. Since then, 19,551 have been tested positive out of 1,037,604 sample tests of whom 17,840 have recovered, 1443 are active cases, 268 have succumbed to the virus while 12 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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