Global COVID-19 cases surpass 1.9m as Rwanda adds one new case

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Global confirmed COVID-19 cases reached 1.9 million on Monday, latest updates by the U.S based Johns Hopkins University showed, as Rwanda reported one new case to bring total to 127.

The latest worldwide figures put the total infections at 1,904,566 with 118,459 deaths.

According to the figures, the United States recorded 572,169 cases, the highest in the world, with death toll of 23,070.

Spain reported 169,496 cases and 17,489 deaths, while Italy registered 159,516 cases and 20,465 deaths.

Rwanda’s new positive case was out of 901 samples which had been tested in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of health. At least 42 have recovered.

 It said the new case had been isolated and the tracking of contacts ongoing. The ministry has warned that a person covering up information relevant to contact tracing or deliberately fails to report COVID-19 symptoms is liable to prosecution for jeopardizing public safety.

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