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Rwanda records four more COVID-19 deaths, 66 recoveries

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The Ministry of Health has reported that two people have succumbed to COVID-19 pandemic bringing the death toll to 280. The deceased include a woman aged 63 and three men aged 62, 75 and 89 respectively from Kigali city.

The statement released last night shows that 43 people have caught the virus out of 2590 sample tests, 66 recovered while 12 are critically ill.

Among others, 3911 people including security patrol agents from Kigali city were vaccinated yesterday.

COVID-19 vaccination was rolled out countrywide since 5th March 2021 after receiving AstraZeneca and Pfizer-BioNTech doses. So far; 257,449 people have been vaccinated within the past eight days.

Rwanda confirmed the first COVID-19 case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 20186 people have been infected out of 1,062,907 sample tests of whom 18566 have recovered, 1340 are active cases while 270 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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