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Coronavirus: Rwanda Update COVID-19 (24 August 2020)

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Two hundred and seventeen (217) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 3642 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to three thousand, three hundred, and six (3306). To date, one thousand, seven hundred and eighty-five (1785) patients have recovered and been discharged, including thirty (30) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is one thousand, five hundred and seven (1507) and fourteen (14) deaths. The new death are two Rwandans of 64 and 70 years old.

The new cases are in Kigali (202) from mass testing in Kigali markets, Rusizi (10) testing in high-risk groups, Rubavu (2), Nyamasheke (1), Kamonyi (1), Nyanza (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 dialling *114#. Symptoms can also be reported to a medical professional, or as follows:
Phone : 114 (toll-free);
Whatsapp message to: +250788202080;
E mail: callcenter@rbc.gov.rw.

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

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of WHO Regional Office for Africa.


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