Update COVID-19 17 January 2021
17 January 2021 — One hundred and eighty-two (182) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 6395 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases eleven thousand, and thirty-two (11032). To date, seven thousand, three hundred, and sixty-three (7363) patients have recovered, including one hundred, and seventy (170) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is three thousand, five hundred and twenty-seven (3527) and one hundred and forty-two (142) deaths. The 2 new deaths are male of 61 and 60 years old in Kigali.
The new cases are in Kigali (128), Kirehe (13), Gatsibo (10), Rwamagana (6), Rulindo (6), Musanze (5), Rubavu (5), Gicumbi (4), Huye (2), Nyaruguru (1), Ngoma (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.
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/