Update COVID-19 16 January 2021

Update COVID-19 16 January 2021

16 January 2021 — Two hundred and seventy-seven (277) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 6423 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases ten thousand, eight hundred, and fifty (10850). To date, seven thousand, one hundred, and ninety-three (7193) patients have recovered, including one hundred, and sixty-five (165) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is three thousand, five hundred and seventeen (3517) and one hundred and forty (140) deaths. The 2 new deaths are all male of 66 years in Kigali, and 27 years old in Huye District.

The new cases are in Kigali (139), Ngoma (22), Kirehe (19), Rulindo (18), Huye (15), Gicumbi (12), Gisagara (12), Nyamasheke (7), Musanze (7), Muhanga (5), Rwamagana (4), Nyanza (4), Rubavu (4), Gakenke 3(), Nyamagabe (2), Karongi (2), and Nyagatare (2); 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. 

The key symptoms of coronavirus are dry cough, shortness of breath, and fever. Automated screening is available by dialing *114#. Symptoms can also be reported to a medical professional, or as follows:  
Phone: 114 (toll-free);  
Whatsapp message to:  +250788202080; 
E mail: callcenter [at] rbc.gov.rw.    

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

For more information: 

Click on Rwanda Biomedical Centre Website: https://www.rbc.gov.rw  

Click on WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard: https://arcg.is/XvuSX
Click on WHO website to view the Corona Virus Situation Dashboard with updated number of cases globally and country by country https://covid19.who.int/  


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