Flattening The Curve: Hope as COVID-19 Numbers Fall, No Fatality in 44 Days

Hand washing and social distancing are some of the key means to keep the virus out.

Rwanda’s intensified efforts to put a halt to the spread of the New Coronavirus seem to be paying off after the country on Saturday registered a major decline in new infections and zero fatalities in 44 days.

The Ministry of Health on Saturday announced 67 new cases detected out of 4, 330 tests which were conducted over the past 24hrs while there was no death registered after nearly two months. The last time Rwanda registered no death was on Christmas day last year. It is also the first time the country has registered less than 100 cases daily, since December 26, 2020.

Rwanda also registered many recoveries with 540 people recovering from COVID-19. Total cases are now 17, 267, of whom 14, 477 have recovered while active cases are now 2,554.

The number of patients in critical condition is now 14, while the deceased are now 236, equivalent to 1.3 percent while the recovery rate increased to 83.8 percent compared to 81 percent the previous day. The positivity rate also declined from 3 percent to 1.5 in what is becoming a good sign if the trend is maintained.

Rwanda is expected to kick off the immunization exercise mid this month with the arrival of the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines estimated to be 1 million.

 

 




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