Rwanda: Update COVID-19 17 June 2020

17 June 2020 -- Three (3) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 2508 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to six hundred and thirty-nine (639). To date, three hundred and forty-seven (347) patients have recovered and been discharged, including 9 in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is two hundred and ninety (290) and two (2) deaths.

All active cases are in isolation in stable condition.

The COVID-19 prevention measures announced by the Government of Rwanda must continue to be rigorously observed, especially frequent hand-washing and physical distancing. In addition, face masks must be worn in public and multi-family compounds.Withholding information related to contact tracing or COVID-19 symptoms, jeopardises public safety and will be punished in accordance with applicable laws.

The key symptoms of coronavirus are dry cough, shortness of breath, and fever. Automated screening is available by dialing *114#. Symptoms can also be reported to a medical professional.

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