Uganda loses 49 people to Covid-19 in one day

To date, 508 people have succumbed to the virus according to government records.

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Uganda lost 49 people to Covid-19 on June 14, 2021, the Ministry of Health said on Wednesday.

According to official figures, this is the highest number ever registered in the country in a single day since March last year when the virus outbreak was confirmed in the country.

To date, 508 people have succumbed to the virus according to government records.

Relatedly, the ministry Wednesday afternoon announced that 1,110 more people had tested positive for the virus on June 14 pushing total number of confirmed cases to 65, 631.

The new  cases, the ministry noted that they are contacts and alerts from different parts of the country, including Kampala which registered 555 cases, followed by Wakiso with 114 cases and Mbarara which had 67 cases.

There were fifty other new cases registered in Gulu, 42 in Hoima, 37 in Nebbi, 29 in Busia and 20 in Butaleja.

Other cases were registered in Kyotera (36), Mukono (12), Iganga (13), Kaberamaido (10), Bunyangabu (8) Moyo (8), Kyenjojo (8), Arua (7), Kabarole (7), Tororo (7), Jinja (7), Namayingo (8) and Bukomansimbu (6).

Packwach resgistered six cases, Mubende (6), Adjumani (10), Rakai (4), Lira (4), Yumbe (3), Kotido (3), Isingiro (3), Koboko (2), Manafwa (2), Namisindwa (2), Moroto (2), Luwero (1), Otuke (1), Kyegegwa (1), Rukiga (1), Buliisa (1), Soroti (1) and Mbale (1).

Five of the new cases are truck drivers at Elegu PoE (2), Mutukula (2) and Kampala (1).

Currently, there are 950 cases on admission in different health facilities across the country, according to the official statistics from ministry of health. At least 48, 649 people have recovered from the virus since March last year.

Only 806, 129 people have been vaccinated against the virus while 1,217, 352 tests have been conducted so far.

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