One hundred and thirty-eight (138) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 9464 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases twenty-one thousand, seven hundred, and eighty-three (21783). To date, twenty thousand, one hundred, and eighty-two (20182) patients have recovered, including one hundred and eighty-one (181) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is one thousand, two hundred, and ninety-four (1294) and three hundred and seven (307) deaths.
The new cases are in Gisagara (47), Kigali City (17), Gicumbi (13), Huye (11), Bugesera (10), Ruhango (5), Kirehe (5), Gatsibo (5), Rubavu (5), Nyaruguru (4), Gakenke (3), Kamonyi (3), Karongi (2), Ngororero (2), Nyanza (1), Kayonza (1), Muhanga (1), Rusizi (1), Nyamagabe (1), and Nyagatare (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.