Update COVID-19 01May 2021

01 May 2021 — One hundred and nine (109) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 3478 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to twenty-five thousand, two hundred, and twenty-five (25225). To date, twenty-three thousand, three hundred, and forty-five (23345) patients have recovered, including one hundred and eleven (111) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is one thousand, five hundred, and forty-five (1545) and three hundred and thirty-five (335) deaths. 

The new cases are in Karongi: 33, Ngoma: 24, Rusizi: 11, Gicumbi: 11, Rubavu: 6, Nyaruguru: 5, Kamonyi: 4, Kigali: 3, Nyamagabe: 3, Ruhango: 2, Huye: 2, Kirehe: 1, Nyanza: 1, Ngororero: 1.

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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