COVID-19

Covid 19: Kigali Markets remain a leading hotspot as 88 new cases are registered

Rwanda, on Wednesday August 26, reported 88 new cases, making it the lowest number of cases reported in three days.  For the past three days, the country has reported over 200 Covid-19 marking the most tragic days since the country recorded its first coronavirus case in Mid-March. ...

Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 3:13am

Covid-19: Rwanda's death toll rises to 15, as 231 new cases are registered

Another person succumbed to Covid-19 in Rwanda on Tuesday, August 25, raising the tally of Covid-19 deaths to 15 people since mid-March when the pandemic was confirmed in the country. However, the Ministry of Health did not give any information on the deceased, apart from announcing that a new...

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 12:18pm

Covid-19: Kigali’s markets report over 200 new cases, two deaths registered

Monday, August 24, marked another tragic day to Rwanda vis-à-vis Covid-19, as the country confirmed 217 new Covid-19 cases and announced the death of two people who succumbed to the pandemic. According to the Ministry of Health, the deceased were Rwandans aged 64 and 70 years. This raised the...

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 12:12am

Study: Blood pressure medication may improve Covid-19 survival rates

In a bid to strengthen the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers have found that medication for high blood pressure could improve survival rates and reduce the severity of the infection.  A new research published in the journal Current Atherosclerosis Reports, indicates that...

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 2:19pm

Covid-19: Rwanda records highest daily cases

Rwanda on Saturday, August 22, reported 109 new Covid-19 cases- the highest since mid-March when the pandemic was first confirmed in the country. According to the latest update from the Ministry of Health, Kigali remains a hotspot for the pandemic. As has been since the start of...

Saturday, August 22, 2020 - 11:43pm

Rwanda’s Covid-19 death toll rises to 11

The Ministry of Health on Thursday, August 20, announced the death of a 42-year-old Rwandan who succumbed to Covid-19, becoming the 11th since mid-March when the pandemic was first confirmed in the country. “Condolences to the family of 42-year-old Rwandan who died,”...

Friday, August 21, 2020 - 12:32am

KFH tightens restrictions on visits amidst surge in Covid-19 cases

King Faisal Hospital (KFH) has imposed restrictions on visiting hospitalised patients, an enforcement aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19. In a move that takes effect on Thursday, August 20, the Hospital, among others, announced that only two alternating caretakers who tested negative of...

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 10:00am

Covid-19: Rwanda’s positive cases cross 2,600 mark

Rwanda on Wednesday, August 19, reported 67 new Covid-19 cases, raising the tally of confirmed cases to 2,644 since mid-March when the pandemic was confirmed in the country. According to the Ministry of Health, of the new cases, 50 were detected in Kigali among vendors that work from...

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 11:49pm

Rwanda records two new Covid-19 deaths

Rwanda on Tuesday, August 18, reported two new Covid-19 deaths, raising the death toll attributable to the pandemic to 10. In a statement, the Ministry of Health said that the deceased were both Rwandans. "Condolences to families of two Rwandans, 45 year-old and 55 year-old, who passed...

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 12:05am

Nyabugogo market records 59 more Covid-19 cases

Rwanda on Monday, August 17, confirmed 87 new Covid-19 cases of whom 59 were detected in Kigali among tests carried out in Nyabugogo market. The Ministry of Health recently said that Nyabugogo and Nyarugenge markets and some ministries are the currently leading hotspots of this Virus in the City...

Monday, August 17, 2020 - 11:58pm

80 more Covid-19 cases confirmed in Kigali

Rwanda on Sunday, August 16, confirmed 101 new Covid-19 cases of whom 80 were detected in Kigali. According to the Ministry of Health, the new cases confirmed in the City were detected among high-risk zones including Nyabugogo market. Also, nine cases were confirmed each in Rusizi and Rubavu...

Monday, August 17, 2020 - 12:20am

Covid-19 cases cross 2,300 mark

Rwanda on Saturday, August 15, reported 59 new Covid-19 cases, raising the tally of those who have tested positive of the pandemic to 2,352 since mid-March. According to the Ministry of Health, all new cases were detected in the capital Kigali among high risk groups and people living in villages...

Sunday, August 16, 2020 - 6:47am

Covid-19: Total positive cases in Rwanda hit 2,200

Rwanda on Thursday, August 13, reported 11 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the tally of positive cases to 2,200 since mid-March. According to the Ministry of Health, of the new cases, nine were detected in Kigali among contacts of positive cases. Also, one case was reported from Nyamasheke...

Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 11:37pm

Eighth person succumbs to Covid-19 in Rwanda

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday, August 12, announced the death of a 37 year-old man, becoming the eighth person to succumb to this pandemic in the country. "Condolences to family of the 37 year-old man who passed away in Kigali," reads the tweet by the Ministry. Previous Covid-...

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 11:09pm

Covid-19: Rwanda records highest daily recovery count since outbreak

Rwanda on Tuesday, August 11, reported a record 86 Covid-19 recoveries in a single day- the highest since the pandemic was confirmed in the country. The first case was confirmed in Rwanda in mid-March. So far, the country’s tally of recovered cases stands at 1,478....

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 11:24pm

Covid-19: Rwanda’s total tests surpass 300,000 mark

Rwanda has so far conducted a total of 304,500 Covid-19 tests since mid-March when the country recorded the first case of this pandemic. This is according to the latest Covid-19 update by the Ministry of Health evening on Monday August 10. The growing number of daily tests carried...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 10:56am

Rwanda records seventh Covid-19 death

Rwanda on Sunday, August 9, recorded a Covid-19 death, becoming the seventh person to succumb to this pandemic since mid-March. In the daily update on Covid-19, the Ministry of Health said that the deceased is a 77-year-old man. “Condolences to the family of the 77-year-old man who...

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 11:03pm

51-year-old man succumbs to Covid-19

The Ministry of Health on Saturday, August 8, announced the death of a 51-year-old man who succumbed to Covid-19, becoming the sixth death from this pandemic in the country since mid-March. “Condolences to the family of a 51-year-old man who passed away in Kigali,” the Ministry said...

Monday, August 10, 2020 - 11:03pm

Lockdown lifted on three Kigali City neighbourhoods

Three of the six villages in Kigali City that have been under total lockdown were on Sunday, August 9, allowed to go back to normal as the other three remain quarantined in order to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. A statement from the ministry of local government indicates that the...

Sunday, August 9, 2020 - 2:28pm

Covid-19: Rwanda records 39 new recoveries

Rwanda on Friday, August 07, reported 39 new Covid-19 recoveries, rising the tally of recovered cases to 1,297. On the same day, the country confirmed 17 new cases of this pandemic after three consecutive days of single-digit infections. Of the new cases, according to the Ministry...

Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 12:20am

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