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COVID-19

Covid-19: Prisons, refugee camps remain major hotspots as 72 new cases are reported

Seventy-two people tested positive for Covid-19 in Rwanda on Thursday, November 26, majority of whom were from prisons and refugee camps. According to the Ministry of Health, of the new infections, 30 were identified in Rwamagana Prison, whereas Kigeme Camp in Nyamagabe district confirmed 19...

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 7:16am

Covid-19: 13 infections detected in Bugesera Prison

Following the Covid-19 outbreak in Muhanga, Rwamagana and Nyarugenge Prisons, Bugesera Prison located in Bugesera district also confirmed 13 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, November 25. On the same day, nine people tested positive for Covid-19 in Kigali, four people in Musanze district, two in...

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 11:11pm

Rwanda reports 24 more Covid-19 cases

Twenty-four people tested positive for Covid-19 in Rwanda on Tuesday, November 24. Of the new infections, according to the Ministry of Health, 10 were identified in Muhanga Prison, whereas Rubavu district confirmed four infections. Nyagatare district and Kigali confirmed a single Covid-...

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - 11:09pm

Rwanda registers one more Covid-19 fatality

A 32-year-old man succumbed to Covid-19 in Kigali on Sunday, November 22. In total, Rwanda has recorded 47 Covid-19 deaths. On the same day, out of 2,541 sample tests collected within 24 hours, 45 people tested positive for the virus. Of the new cases, 21 infections were identified in...

Monday, November 23, 2020 - 7:28am

Covid-19: Total confirmed cases cross 5,600-mark

34 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Rwanda, on Saturday, November 21. This raised the tally of the country’s Covid-19 confirmed cases to 5,620. Of these, 5,163 have already recovered. According to the Ministry of Health, of the new infections, 14 were identified in Rwamagana...

Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 7:44am

Rwanda reports 29 more Covid-19 infections

29 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Rwanda on Thursday, November 19, raising the tally of the country's positive cases to 5,543. The results were obtained from 2,709 Covid-19 sample tests taken in the last 24 hours. Three of the new cases were detected in Kigali, whereas Bugesera...

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:43pm

Rwanda reports 36 new Covid-19 cases

36 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Rwanda on Wednesday, November 18, raising the tally of the country's positive cases to 5,543. The results were obtained from 2,392 Covid-19 sample tests taken in the last 24 hours. Seven of the new cases were detected in Kigali, whereas Gisagara...

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 7:20pm

Rwanda registers another Covid-19 fatality

A 78-year-old man succumbed to Covid-19 in Rwanda, on Tuesday, November 17. So far, Rwanda's Covid-19 death toll stands at 46. On the same day, out of 3,051 sample tests collected in the last 24 hours, 16 people tested positive for Covid-19. Of the new infections, three were identified...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 10:42pm

Over 80 Covid-19 cases reported in Nyarugenge Prison in two days

31 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Nyarugenge Prison on Monday, November 16, 2020. On Sunday, 55 Covid-19 cases had been reported in the same prison. So far, Covid-19 infections have already been reported from Nsinda, Nyarugenge and Muhanga prisons. Meanwhile, Monday also saw Rusizi...

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 12:18am

Covid-19: Rwanda registers three deaths, 61 infections

Three men aged 36, 62 and 85 years succumbed to Covid-19 in Rwamagana District on Sunday, November 15. This raised the country's number of Covid-19 fatalities to 45. On the same day, 61 people tested positive for the virus.  They include 55 positive cases identified in Kigali'...

Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 11:24pm

Covid-19: 30 more infections in Muhanga Prison

30 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Muhanga Prison located in Muhanga District, on Saturday, November 14. On Friday, the same prison had reported 36 Covid-19 cases. So far, prisons are the country’s main Covid-19 hotspot, after infections have been already reported from...

Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 6:03am

Covid-19: Rwanda reports another fatality as prisons remain hotspot

A 72-year-old man succumbed to Covid-19 in Rwamagana District, Eastern Province, on Friday, November 13, raising the tally of Rwanda’s Covid-19 deaths to 42. The same district has been consistently reporting Covid-19 fatalities and infections, mostly linked to Nsinda Prison ...

Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 7:21am

Rwanda reports 7 new Covid-19 infections

Out of 1,917 Covid-19 tests conducted on Thursday, November 12, seven people tested positive for the virus in Rwanda, the Ministry of Health has announced. This raised the tally of the country’s Covid-19 confirmed cases to 5,319. Of these, 4,974 have already recovered. The new...

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 9:41pm

Rwanda registers fifth Covid-19 death in three days

An 88 year-old man succumbed to Covid-19 in Rwamagana district on Wednesday, November 11, becoming the fifth person to die from the Virus in Rwanda since Monday. The victims is from Rwamagana, just like those from the fatalities registered over the past three days. This raised the tally of...

Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 3:08am

Rwanda registers two more Covid-19 deaths

Two men, one aged 45 and another one 50, succumbed to Covid-19 in Rwanda on Tuesday, November 10, raising the tally of fatalities to four in just two days. The total count of fatalities attributable to Covid-19 in the country is now 40. All the four fatalities were reported from Rwamagana...

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 12:12am

Rwanda registers two new Covid-19 deaths, 20 infections

Two men, both aged 45, succumbed to Covid-19 in Rwanda on Monday, November 9, raising the tally of the country’s Covid-19 death toll to 38. Both victims passed away in Rwamagana district, the same district where 14 new Covid-19 infections were recorded on the same day. Earlier in the...

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 11:38pm

Covid-19: Rwanda reports 9 new infections

Nine new Covid-19 cases were confirmed in Rwanda on Sunday, November 8. Of the cases, two were detected in Nyagatare district. Meanwhile, Burera, Kirehe, Musanze, Nyabihu, Rubavu, Rusizi districts and Kigali registered a single Covid-19 infection each. The results were obtained from 1,741...

Monday, November 9, 2020 - 10:00am

Five new Covid-19 infections reported in Rwanda

Five people tested positive for Covid-19 on Saturday, November 7, according to results from 2,859 tests carried out in the last 24 hours in Rwanda. According to the Ministry of Health, of the new cases, four were detected in Kigali and another one in Rubavu District. Though no recovery was...

Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 7:25am

Rwanda registers one new Covid-19 death after a week with no fatality

A 73-year-old woman succumbed to Covid-19 in Rwanda on Thursday, November 5. Prior to the latest update on the pandemic, the recent date that the country announced a Covid-19 fatality was on October 27. The country’s Covid-19 death toll so far stands at 36 people. Meanwhile, on...

Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 11:08pm

Covid-19: Rwanda records 12 new infections, majority in refugee camp

12 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Rwanda on Wednesday, November 4. The results were obtained from 980 tests conducted in the last 24 hours. According to the Ministry of Health, of the new cases, seven infections were identified in Mahama Refugee Camp located in Kirehe district. The...

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 10:35pm

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