Covid-19: Uganda records highest number of infections in a single day

Uganda has now lost 63 people to the novel Corona virus disease.

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The Ministry of Health has today confirmed 423 people have tested positive for Covid-19, making it the country’s highest number in a single day since the outbreak in March 2020.

According to the statement released by the Ministry on Saturday, the results are from the tests done on 18, September 2020.

And thus, the cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans have now risen to 6,017.

Out of the 423 cases, authorities said were 411 Contacts and alerts combined. Moroto and Kampala shared the biggest proportion of 166 and 85 respectively.

Butaleja (59), followed in third as Mukono (27), Lira (14), Mbale (10), Wakiso (9), Luwero (6), Buikwe (5), Kisoro (4), Gulu (3), Bududa (5), Jinja (4), Kumi (3), Kanungu (1), Kapchorwa (4), Mpigi (1), Soroti (3), Mityana (1) and Sironko (1) accounted for rest of the cases.

Others were identified as returnees (12): from Saudi Arabia (8), India (3), and Jordan (1).

Relatedly, two( 2) new COVID-19 deaths have been confirmed. Without revealing much details, the Ministry of Health said the deceased were from Kampala and Mpigi.

Consequently, Uganda has now lost 63 people to the novel Corona virus disease.

IN SUMMARY:

Cumulative total number of positive cases: 6,017

Number of deaths: 63

Ugandan recoveries: 2,581

(SOURCE: Ministry of Health)

The President of the Republic of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is expected to address the country about the progress of the fight against Covid-19 tomorrow evening. The President is also expected to announce the government’s plan on the re-opening of schools, places of worship and many others.

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