The Ugandan Ministry of Health has Sunday October 25, 2020 confirmed the country has now lost 101 people to Covid-19.
This is after two people from Kiryandongo District were declared dead on Sunday afternoon.
In the same communique, the Ministry announced 146 Ugandans tested positive for Covid-19 according to results of tests done on October 24, 2020.
Uganda currently has a cumulative number of confirmed cases standing at 11,443.
The breakdown of the new cases are:
146 contacts and alerts:
Kampala (63), Jinja (16), Kiryandongo (11), Wakiso (10), Mukono (7), Kibuku (5), Masaka (5), Mityana (8), Bulambuli (3), Gulu (3), Luwero (2), Mubende (2), Tororo (2), Bundibugyo (1), Bunyangabu (1), Iganga (1), Kabarole (1), Kaliro (1), Kamuli (1), Kyenjojo (1), Manafwa (1), and Mbale (1).
According to records from the Ministry of Health, 7,351 Ugandans have successfully recovered from the disease.
On October 24, 2020, Dr. Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Health announced they had reduced the cost of testing for COVID-19 from USD 65$ (UGX 240,500) to USD 50$ (UGX 185,000)
Dr. Atwine said this was done against the background that the cost of transporting lab test kits and other supplies has since reduced due to the resumption of international flights.