Rwanda records 55 new COVID-19 cases, 80 recoveries

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The Ministry of Health has reported that 55 people have caught COVID-19 while 80 recovered. The majority of new cases were found in Kigali: 15, Kirehe: 8, and Gicumbi: 7.

Rwanda confirmed the first Coronavirus case on 14th March 2020. Since then, 27 119 people have been tested positive of whom 26 028 recovered, 733 are active cases, five are critically ill while 358 have succumbed to the virus.

A total of 340,500 have been vaccinated of whom 215,152 have received the second vaccine shot.

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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