Number of Rwanda Covid-19 cases jump to 50

Friday March 27 2020

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JOHNSON KANAMUGIRE
By JOHNSON KANAMUGIRE
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The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Rwanda jumped by nine on Thursday, bringing the total cases to 50.

A statement released by the ministry of health indicate that the new patients include five travellers from Dubai, one from United States, and one form the Netherlands who is a contact of a confirmed positive traveler.

The others are contacts of previously confirmed positive travelers.

According to the ministry, the majority of the patients, who are currently undergoing treatment at an isolated health facility, are asymptomatic, and no patient is in critical condition.

“The tracing of all contacts has been conducted for further management,” the ministry said.

Meanwhile, ministry officials confirmed to Rwanda Today that the first patient of COVID-19 might be discharged in the coming days as  the first group of the patients have improved.

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“We will take more tests on the first group of patients and if they test negative will be discharged. There is hope that by the end of this week the first two patients of COVID-19, a wife and husband will go back home,” said Minister of health Daniel Ngamije.

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