At 50, Rwanda Registers Highest Number of Covid-19 Cases in East Africa

Courtesy photo of health workers

According to Rwanda’s Ministry of Health, the number of COVID-19 cases have risen to 50 as of Thursday, March 26. The country now has the highest number of cases of Covid-19 in East Africa.

The Ministry said

, however, that all patients are in stable condition, under treatment in an isolated health facility.

“The majority are asymptomatic and no patient is in critical condition. The tracing of all contacts has been conducted for further management,” the statement noted.

The Rwandan Government is enforcing adherence to measures announced at the beginning of the Lockdown.  Two days ago, tje country’s police shot dead two citizens for “defying” the lockdown.

“The cooperation of Rwandans and residents is greatly appreciated as are the efforts of those working hard in the health sector who continue to be supported and appropriately protected as they work to protect the health and safety of all of us,” the statement by the health ministry reads in part.

Globally, over 522,000 people have since been confirmed to be positive since the pandemic was detected in December 2019.

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