Rwanda records seventh Covid-19 death

In the daily update on Covid-19, the Ministry of Health said that the deceased is a 77-year-old man.

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 passed away in Kigali,” reads the tweet.


According to the Director General of Rwanda Biomedical Centre, Dr Sabin Nsanzimana, the deceased had an underlying condition.


"In solidarity with the family who today lost their loved one due to COVID-19 & other underlying conditions," said Nsanzimana in a tweet.

The tragedy follows another Covid-19 death that the country recorded on Saturday, August 8.

He was a 51-year-old man who also passed away in Kigali.

Previous Covid-19 deaths include an 88-year-old woman, a 78-year-old man and a truck driver who lived in a neighbouring country and only returned to Rwanda in critical condition before passing away.

The second and third deaths were armed personnel serving in Rwandan peacekeeping contingents abroad and they include a 24-year-old policewoman and a Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) officer, who was 51 and had an underlying medical condition, according to the health ministry.

Meanwhile, the recent Covid-19 update statement by the Ministry of Health stipulated that the country reported 46 Covid-19 recoveries and six new positive cases.

According to the statement, of the new cases, five were detected among contacts of positive cases in Kigali.

Also, one case was confirmed in Rusizi District.

The results were obtained from 5,175 sample tests conducted in the past 24 hours.

So far, the country has conducted a total of 298,780 Covid-19 sample tests since mid-March.

In total, Rwanda has 2,140 total confirmed cases of whom 1,346 have recovered.

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