Covid-19: Rusizi, Rusumo remain hotspots as 15 new cases are recorded

Rwanda on Friday, June 19 reported 15 new cases of Covid-19, who according to the Ministry of Health, are linked to the Rusizi and Rusumo clusters.

“New cases driven by the Rusizi and Rusumo clusters,” the Ministry noted in its Covid-19 daily update.

 

The two areas have been the leading hotspots of Covid-19 in Rwanda for past couple of weeks, and most of these patients are cross-border traders and truck-drivers.

 

On the same day, one Covid-19 patient was discharged after full recovery.

 

The latest results were obtained from 3,033 sample tests showing the country’s continued increase in the number of tests conducted in a single day.

Earlier, the Director General of Rwanda Biomedical Centre, Dr Sabin Nsanzimana had said that Rwanda’s testing capacity has increased 15 fold in the past four months and has been scaled up across the country.

In total, the country has carried out 104,889 sample tests so far.

Rwanda has since mid-March reported 661 Covid-19 cases, of whom 351 have recovered. So far two people have succumbed to this pandemic in the country.

On June 18, renowned Robert Koch Institute announced that it is no longer considering Rwanda as a Covid-19 risk area, owing to the country’s recent containment measures against the virus.

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