Rwanda records 93 COVID-19 cases as global figure surpasses 21m

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The Rwandan Ministry of Health on Friday recorded 93 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country, as the global figure surpassed 21 million.

Of the new cases, 80 were registered in the capital Kigali and 13 in Rusizi district from tests conducted in high risk groups and in villages under special lockdown, the ministry said.

The latest new cases brought the total confirmed cases to 2293 with 1604 recoveries.

Rwanda has also registered eight deaths.

The ministry is cautioning people against complacence, saying the virus is real.

In a tweet earlier on Friday, Rwandan President Paul Kagame said months into the fight against COVID-19, the pandemic still rages globally.

“We are not losing the battle but more & better work is needed,” he said, urging the public to wear face mask, wash hands, test, isolate and listen to advice of public health experts.

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 21m

Meanwhile, global COVID-19 cases surpassed 21 million on Friday, according to the US based Johns Hopkins University.

The global case count reached 21,020,216, with a total of 761,393 deaths worldwide as of 3:27 p.m. local time, the data showed.

The United States reported the most COVID-19 cases and deaths, standing at 5,280,315 and 167,948, respectively. Brazil recorded 3,224,876 cases and 105,463 deaths, followed by India with more than 2.4 million cases.

Countries with more than 400,000 cases also include Russia, South Africa, Peru, Mexico and Colombia

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