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Overcoming COVID-19 at 99 years-old in Guinea

Conakry – When Bagama Guehara walked out of Donka Hospital in Guinea’s capital, Conakry, on 7 July this year, leaning on a walking stick for support, she was met with a rapturous applause from the medical staff and fellow patients. At 99, Guehara is the oldest person to have tested positive for COVID-19 in Guinea…
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    Update COVID-19 21 February 2021

    21 February 2021 — Sixty-five (65) new COVID-19 cases were identified out of 4128 samples tested today. This brings the cumulative number of confirmed cases eighteen thousand, and fifty-three (18053). To date, sixteen thousand, eight hundred, and three (16803) patients have recovered, including two hundred, and six (206) in the past 24 hours. The number of active cases is one thousand, one hundred, and one (1001) and two hundred, and forty-nine (249) deaths. 



    The new cases are in Kigali (21), Nyaruguru (7), Rwamagana (5), Nyanza (4), Gisagara (4), Rusizi (3), Rubavu (3), Ngororero (3), Ruhango (2), Huye (2), Gatsibo (2), Muhanga (2), Kamonyi (2), Nyamagabe (1), Musanze (1), Burera (1), Gicumbi (1), and Karongi (1); heightened vigilance is required everywhere.


     


    The COVID-19 prevention measures announced by the Government of Rwanda must continue to be rigorously observed, especially frequent hand-washing and physical distancing. In addition, face masks must be worn in public and multi-family compounds.


    Withholding information related to contact tracing or COVID-19 symptoms, jeopardises public safety and will be punished in accordance with applicable laws. 



    The key symptoms of coronavirus are dry cough, shortness of breath, and fever. Automated screening is available by dialing *114#. Symptoms can also be reported to a medical professional, or as follows:  


    Phone: 114 (toll-free);  


    Whatsapp message to:  +250788202080; 


    E mail: callcenter [at] rbc.gov.rw.    



    Let’s continue to work together to defeat this pandemic. 

    For more information: 

    Click on Rwanda Biomedical Centre Website: https://www.rbc.gov.rw  

    Click on WHO African Region COVID-19 Dashboard: https://arcg.is/XvuSX


    Click on WHO website to view the Corona Virus Situation Dashboard with updated number of cases globally and country by country https://covid19.who.int/  

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