Rwanda: COVID-19 Cases Rise to 70, All Stable

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The Ministry of Health has confirmed an additional 10 people positive for the novel coronavirus bringing the total tally to 70 as of Sunday, March 29.

The new cases include 6 travelers who had arrived in the country from Dubai, UAE, 2 travelers from South Africa, one traveler from Nigeria as well as a frequent in the East African Region.  All patients had been in isolation.

The Ministry of Health said that all 70 patients are in stable condition, and that most of them are without any signs or symptoms of the ailment.

March 29 - UPDATE ON COVID-19: Ten (10) new coronavirus cases were identified today in #Rwanda, bringing the total to seventy (70). pic.twitter.com/4yVeuPFTyy

- The New Times (Rwanda) (@NewTimesRwanda) March 29, 2020

Tracing and tracking of anyone who might have come across any of the 70 patients have also been conducted for further management.

All patients are recovering from a dedicated facility established in the premises of Kanyinya Health Centre in Nyarugenge District.

Health experts have allayed fear among Rwandans on the rising number of confirmed cases saying that it is proof of the effectiveness of the efforts to track, trace and test suspected cases.

Rising numbers among those in isolation, experts say, indicates that the tracking and tracing efforts have been productive and reduce the chances of community transmission of the ailment.

Footage from the Rwanda Broadcasting Agency showed that patients at Kanyinya Health Centre were all stable most of them without any symptoms of the ailment.

The Ministry of Health last week said that some patients are likely to be discharged beginning this week.

The ministry called for heightened vigilance among Rwandans, and rigorous observance of the enhanced prevention measures announced by the government of Rwanda.

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