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December 2, 2020

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

Salesians of Don Bosco-Africa of the Great Lakes (Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda)

Rwanda: COVID 19 positive cases upsurge

Currently Rwanda is recording the highest number of COVID 19 cases following the mass testing of individuals around the country.

However, the big number of positive cases are being registered in the city of Kigali.

The upsurge in Covid-19 cases in Rwanda has continued as the country on Sunday registered a record-breaking 200 new cases in a single day and crossed the 3,000-mark of confirmed cases.

This is the third time in the last ten days that the local record of the highest new cases registered in a single day has been broken.

Since August 14, the Rwanda Biomedical Centre has been reporting a high number of new cases in its daily update, with the epicentre of the spike in cases being Kigali.

Cumulatively, in the last ten days, 889 new cases have been reported in the country, a number that is way higher than any of the figure’s medics have presented since the pandemic was first reported on Rwandan soil in March this year.

Sunday’s cases were detected from 6,402 tests carried out by Rwanda Biomedical Centre. 

On the same day, one death was recorded bringing the total number of Covid-19-related deaths to 12 in the country.

According to the Ministry of Health, the deceased was identified as “a 71-year old Rwandan.”

According to science, people of advanced age are more vulnerable to the virus. 

Of the 200 new positive cases, 164 were from Kigali – from city markets that have been undergoing mass testing.

29 were from Rusizi, confirmed from high-risk groups; while 5 were from Rubavu, and 2 from. Huye.

Altogether, Rwanda has a total of 3,089 confirmed cases of the virus.

Of these, 1,755 have recovered, while 1,322 are still undergoing treatment in specific centres in the country.

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