Rwanda has registered the highest daily Covid-19 cases since the pandemic was first reported in the country over 15 months ago, after 1000 people tested positive within just 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health.
The Covid-19 positivity rate is at 17.6 percent which is the highest record in Rwanda after 1026 cases were identified, and half of the people are aged below 40.
The City of Kigali has accounted for the biggest share – 56% (percent) with no recoveries reported on the same day, six people dead and 13 patients are reported to be in critical condition.
So far, the reported death toll from Covid-19 in the country stands at 388 representing 1.2 percent of the total cases in Rwanda.
Over 390,000 people (over 3.2%) of the Rwandan population estimated at 12 million have been vaccinated against Covid-19.
Depending on the epidemiological assessment the Government of Rwanda has put in place new measures for a period of two weeks including travel restriction between the City of Kigali and the provinces as well as the inter-district travel ban, as well as all social gatherings including all kinds of celebrations in both public and private settings.