Rwanda: Update COVID-19 (8 September 2020)

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08 September 2020 — Thirty (30) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 3253 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases to four thousand, four hundred, and thirty-nine (4439). To date, two thousand, three hundred, and seven (2307) patients have recovered and been discharged, including thirty-six (36) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is two thousand, one hundred, and twelve (2112) and twenty (20) deaths. The new death is a female Rwandan of 70 years old.

The new cases are in Kigali (18) testing high risk groups, Rusizi (4), Kamonyi (2), Rubavu (2), Gisagara (1), Musanze (1), Kirehe (1), and Karongi (1); heightened vigilance is required everywhere.

The COVID-19 prevention measures announced by the Government of Rwanda must continue to be rigorously observed, especially frequent hand-washing and physical distancing. In addition, face masks must be worn in public and multi-family compounds.

Withholding information related to contact tracing or COVID-19 symptoms, jeopardises public safety and will be punished in accordance with applicable laws.

The key symptoms of coronavirus are dry cough, shortness of breath, and fever. Automated screening is available by dialing *114#. Symptoms can also be reported to a medical professional, or as follows:
Phone : 114 (toll-free);
Whatsapp message to: +250788202080;
E mail:

Let’s continue to work together to defeat this pandemic.

For more information:

Click on Rwanda Biomedical Centre Website:

Click on WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard: Click on WHO website to view the Corona Virus Situation Dashboard with updated number of cases globally and country by country