Rwanda has confirmed 10 new cases of coronavirus infections taking the tally to an East African high of 70.

The country’s Ministry of Health confirmed the cases on Sunday through a statement sent to news rooms.

The ten who have since been taken into isolation include six travellers who arrived from Dubai, two from South Africa, one from Nigeria and another from an East African region.

According to the Ministry of Health, all the patients are in a stable condition as tracing of their contacts begins.

Rwanda leads in the infections in East Africa followed by Kenya which has so far recorded 38 cases including a single death, Uganda coming in third with 33.

Tanzania has recorded 13 cases while Burundi and South Sudan are yet to record a single case of the novel virus.

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