The country recorded its 19th death and 25 new cases out of 3,481 tested samples of Covid-19 examined this Sunday on September 6, this brings the number of infections to 4,374. The number of recoveries also increased by 36 people in the past 24 hours bringing the total to 2,235 (51%) people who have recovered and already returned home, the Ministry of Health (MINISANTE) said in a statement.
Among the 25 new patients this Sunday, 16 come from high-risk groups in the City of Kigali; 4 from Rusizi; 3 from Rubavu; 1 from Rwamagana; and 1 from Kirehe.
So far, the country has nineteen deaths from COVID-19 and the latest death in Kigali is that of a 76-year-old mother.
The Minister of Health, Dr Daniel Ngamije observed that mass infections are recorded in markets and shops, where people take off masks or adjust them poorly.
The statement shows that so far 439,893 people have been tested.
Health Minister urges the population mainly those in the City of Kigali to redouble their efforts to avoid slackening in the face of strategies to fight COVID-19, especially as the pandemic is on the rise in the capital.
The same press release specifies that the inhabitants of the Rusizi District can move around within their District, but without going beyond its limits. Churches are open, but the Local Administration will have to check if the required conditions are met.
All infected patients are isolated and treated in a designated place, and their health is improving.
The Ministry of Health encourages residents to strictly adhere to the containment measures in force such as washing their hands several times with clean water and soap, observing the distance of one meter between one person and another , and get home before 7 p.m. Wearing a mask is compulsory when in public or in multi-family residences.