Rwanda: Update Covid-19 12 October 2020

Passengers queue to board a bus at Nyabugogo Taxi Park in Kigali on May 4, 2020.

Nine (9) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 2149 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to four thousand, nine hundred, and five (4905). To date, three thousand, eight hundred, and seventy-seven (3877) patients have recovered and been discharged, including two hundred, and seventy-one (271) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is nine hundred, and ninety-six (996) and thirty-two (32) deaths. The new death is a male Rwandan of 51 years old.

The new cases are in Nyagatare (8) truck drivers), and Kayonza (1); heightened vigilance is required everywhere.

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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