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4% Test Positive During Covid-19 Grassroots Campaign

The positivity rate from the ongoing Covid-19 screening that is being done at the cell level in the city of Kigali is 4 per cent, according to the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC).

p The positivity rate from the ongoing Covid-19 screening that is being done at the cell level in the city of Kigali is 4 per cent, according to the Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC).Since Saturday, January 23, RBC in partnership with the City of Kigali kicked off a random testing exercise targeting to test 125 people in each cell in Kigali.Meanwhile, RBC, in partnership with the City of Kigali, has also embarked on a free Covid-19 testing exercise targeting people aged 25 and above in the City of Kigali.It targets to screen at least 100 people of the specified age in each of the 161 cells that make up the City of Kigali.

This represents about 4 per cent positivity rate among those that were tested.When you look at the positivity rate from the samples taken, it was 4 per cent, because the over 500 cases were detected out of a big number of samples (10,407)," he added.

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