KIGALI —Rwanda’s Ministry of Health has announced that the number of confirmed coronavirus infections have soared to 273 after two more cases were identified on Friday.
Among these, 136 have recovered, leaving behind 137 active cases.
The two cases were confirmed after tests on 1,353 samples in the 24 hours.
As the country continues to enforce restrictions on movement in a bid to halt the spread of the virus, Rwandan citizens are urged to put on masks in public and multifamily compounds, observe one-meter distance every time and wash their hands regularly.
The COVID-19 disease, which was first reported in Wuhan, China in December, has killed at least 274,132 people worldwide with nearly four million infections.
Some 1,372,291 people have recovered globally, according to Worldometer’s count on Friday, May 8.