Coronavirus

Rwanda records 18 more Covid-19 recoveries

Eighteen more people have recovered from Covid-19 in Rwanda while 16 new positive cases were confirmed Tuesday, September 23, the Ministry of Health said in its nightly virus update.   Of the new confirmed cases, 11 were detected among Kigali’s high risk groups while five...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 12:50am

Covid-19: Rwanda registers 31 more recoveries

Rwanda on Tuesday, September 15, recorded 31 new recoveries of Covid-19 and 22 new cases of the pandemic. The latest recoveries follows a record of the 180 recoveries reported on Monday. The new update raised the tally of confirmed cases to 4,624, of whom 2,767 have already recovered....

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 11:35pm

Covid-19: Rwanda registers record 180 recoveries in a day

Rwanda on Monday, September 14, registered 180 recoveries of Covid-19 and 11 new cases of the pandemic. This is the highest number of people to recover in a single day. The new cases raised the tally of confirmed cases to 4,602, of which 2,736 have already recovered. According to the...

Monday, September 14, 2020 - 11:00pm

Rwanda records another Covid-19 death, 21 new cases

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday, September 9, announced the death of a 71-year-old woman who succumbed to Covid-19 in Kigali. So far, the country’s Covid-19 death toll stands at 21 people. The deceased is the second to be registered this week, following another 70 year-old...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 10:32pm

Covid-19: Rwanda records 36 more recoveries

Rwanda on Monday, September 7, reported 36 new Covid-19 recoveries, raising the tally of recovered cases to 2,271. On the same day, the country confirmed 35 new positive cases of the pandemic. According to the Ministry of Health, of the new cases, 25 were identified in Kigali's high risk...

Monday, September 7, 2020 - 10:57pm

WHO working with China on Covid-19 vaccine approval

The World Health Organization has announced that it is working with the government of China on requirements for international approval of any Chinese Covid-19 vaccine. The development was announced Monday evening during a press briefing in Geneva. Mariangela Simao, the organisation’s...

Monday, September 7, 2020 - 8:30pm

Covid-19: Rwanda registers another death, 76 new cases

A 71 year-old Rwandan on Wednesday, September 2, succumbed to Covid-19, raising the tally of those who have succumbed to the pandemic to 17 since the outbreak of the pandemic. According to the Ministry of Health, the deceased passed away in Rusizi district, Western Province. On the same day,...

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 11:32pm

Covid-19: Rwanda registers fourth death in a week, 70 new cases

An 81 year-old Rwandan succumbed to Covid-19 on Friday, August 29, the Ministry of Health announced. The deceased became the fourth person to die from the pandemic since Monday In total, the death toll to the pandemic stands at 16 people in the country. According to the Ministry of Health...

Saturday, August 29, 2020 - 5:31am

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: 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

Son of first Rwandan Covid-19 victim joins awareness campaign

Video producer Faycal Hassan Tuyishime whose father was the first person to succumb to Covid-19 in Rwanda joined “ntabe ari njye”, a Covid-19 awareness campaign.   In a recorded video message, Tuyishime said that it was a tragedy to lose his father who was a very important...

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 7:35pm

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

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

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

Rwanda reports 15 more Covid-19 recoveries

Rwanda on Wednesday, August 05, recorded 15 new Covid-19 recoveries and 5 confirmed cases. This is the second consecutive day that the country reported more recoveries than positive cases. Of the new cases, according to the Ministry of Health, four were detected in Kigali among residents of...

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 11:33pm

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