Rwanda COVID-19 cases increase to 60; all patients recovering well

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The Ministry of Health on Saturday recorded six new COVID19 cases, taking the total of those diagnosed with the virus to 60.

The new cases include four travelers who arrived from Dubai, one traveler who arrived from the USA, and one contact of a previously confirmed positive traveler detected through contact tracing.

Dubai continues to remain the main source of the majority of the cases that have been positively diagnosed in Rwanda.

All the patients, according to a statement from the Ministry of Health have been isolated, adding that all of them are in stable condition in an isolated health facility.

All patients are recovering from a dedicated facility established in the premises of Kanyinya Health Centre in Nyarugenge District.

“Majority are asymptomatic, and no patient is in critical condition.”

The Minister of Health recently said the first group of patients will next week likely be discharged.

The ministry called for heightened vigilance among Rwandans, and rigorous observance of the enhanced prevention measures announced by the government of Rwanda.

“The cooperation of Rwandans and residents (of Rwanda) is greatly appreciated as are the efforts of those working hard in the health sector.”

The coronavirus has continued to ravage the world, and data from Johns Hopkins University shows a total of 649,904 confirmed cases of the disease in 177 countries, causing around 30,313 total deaths.

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Elias Hakizimana

Elias Hakizimana, CEO&Founder of The Inspirer Ltd,( is a professional Rwandan Journalist with Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, received from University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) in 2014. He served various media houses in Rwanda including Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) in 2013 and became passionate with English Online and Print Media Publications where he exercised his talent as a Freelance News Reporter for The New Times, The Independent, The Rwanda Focus, Panorama and more before he became a Self-Entrepreneur as the CEO and Founder of The Inspirer Limited in early 2017.

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