Rwanda’s COVID-19 cases reach 82 as global figures surpass 900,000

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Rwanda’s Health Ministry on Wednesday confirmed 7 new cases of new coronavirus, bringing the total number to 82, as global figures reached more than 900,000 COVID-19 cases, according to latest updates compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

In a statement, the ministry said one traveler arrived in the country from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, one from the UK while two travellers had frequent travel in the region.

 Three others are contacts of previously confirmed positive cases, it added.

The ministry reiterated that all new cases have been isolated and the tracking of all contacts has been conducted for further management.

In the East African Community Rwanda has 82, Kenya 81, Uganda 44, Tanzania 19, Burundi 2, while South Sudan has none.

Meanwhile latest updates compiled by Johns Hopkins University showed that nations and regions have together reported more than 905,000 confirmed cases as of Wednesday afternoon, while 45,371 deaths were registered.

According to the data, the United States has the most cases, with about 200,000, while Italy, with more than 110,000 cases, has recorded the highest death toll, which has exceeded 13,000.

The number of COVID-19 cases in Spain has also surpassed 100,000, with more than 9,000 deaths.

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