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Rwanda’s COVID-19 cases reach beyond 43,000 benchmark

Rwandan Ministry of Health reported on Sunday 811 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the…

Rwandan Ministry of Health reported on Sunday 811 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections in Senegal to 43,396 cases.The statement issued by the ministry of Health said that a total of 4,766 testing were carried out during the last 24 hours, among which 811 returned positive, including 62 in critical conditions

The number of patients discharged from hospitals increased by 213 to 27,837, while the number of patients in intensive care units remained at 15,080.

The death toll related to COVID-19 remained at 479 since the outbreak of the pandemic in Rwanda in March last year.

In a related development, The United States has started shipping the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines it has donated to Africa from last weekend.

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration announced last month it would donate 500 million Pfizer coronavirus vaccine doses to the 100 lowest income countries in the world and will seek no favours in exchange for the doses.

Africa aimed to have 800 million doses by December this year but had only received 65 million so far.

Official estimates show that just over 1% of Africans are now fully vaccinated, compared to 11% of people globally, and over 46% of people in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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