Rwanda reports highest number of daily Covid-19 cases

The New Times.

Rwanda on Saturday, June 13 reported 31 new Covid-19 confirmed cases- the highest since mid-March when the country registered her first case.
On the same day, 11 patients were discharged from treatment centres after recovery. The results were from 2,043 sample tests.

In a statement, the Ministry of Health noted that “Rusizi cluster and Rusumo continue to drive new cases” hence urging “heightened vigilance everywhere”.

Before the latest update, Rusizi district, which is currently under lockdown, had 89 total confirmed cases.

With a total of 87,656 sample tests carried out so far, Rwanda has recorded 541 Covid-19 confirmed cases since outbreak, of whom 332 have recovered.

The country has reported two deaths from the novel coronavirus.

According to statistics by Rwanda Biomedical Center, as of Friday, June 12 Rwanda’s total confirmed cases were composed of 320 imported ones whereas the remaining 190 were contacts of imported cases.

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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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