Africa: Update Covid-19 11 August 2020

11 August 2020 -- Nineteen (19) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 5153 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to two thousand, one hundred and seventy-one (2171). To date, one thousand, four hundred and seventy-eight (1478) patients have recovered and been discharged, including eighty-six (86) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is six hundred and eighty-six (686) and seven (7) deaths.

The new cases are in Kigali (10) contacts from positive cases & tests in high risk groups, Rubavu (6) returned residents isolated on arrival, Rusizi (2), and Gicumbi (1); heightened vigilance is required everywhere. 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, or as follows:

Phone : 114 (toll-free);

Whatsapp message to: +250788202080;

E mail: callcenter [at] rbc.gov.rw.

Let's continue to work together to defeat this pandemic.

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