Rwanda registers yet another record number of new Covid cases in a day – The New Times

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On Tuesday January 26, Rwanda recorded 574 new cases of Covid-19, by far the highest number the country has ever registered in a single day.

The infections were detected from over 10,400 tests carried out in different parts of the country, with special focus on Kigali where the Ministry of Health is currently undertaking a random screening campaign at grassroot levels.

The number of tests carried out in a single day was yet another record.

The tests were part of an excercise that kicked off on January 23, and it targets to test 125 people in each of the 161 cells that constitute Kigali.

A staggering portion of Tuesday's new cases was detected in Kigali as the city continues to take the lead in infections, despite being on lockdown for a week now.

Kigali alone registered 440 on Tuesday. It was followed by Gicumbi with 16, Gakenke with 11, Ngoma with 10, Kirehe with 10, Gatsibo with 10, and Muhanga with 9.

Gisagara had 8, Kamonyi had 8, Rwamagana had 8 too, Kayonza had 7, Karongi had 6, Nyanza had 5, Huye had 5, and Rusizi had 5 too.

The rest of the cases were registered in Ruhango district which had 4, Nyagatare also with 4, Musanze with 3, Nyamagabe with 2, Rubavu with 2, and Rulindo with 1.

The total number of confirmed cases in the country is now 13,885. Of these, 8,861 have recovered, while 4,843 are the active cases.

The total number of Covid-19 related deaths in trecoe country is 181. On Tuesday, 2 more people were reported to have died in relation to the virus.

hkuteesa@newtimesrwanda.com

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