Uganda’s Covid-19 death toll has surpassed 100 after the ministry of health recording two deaths to the virus on Sunday. This implies that over 100 Ugandans have succumbed to the virus in three months. Meanwhile, the country registered its first Covid-19 death in July.
The two new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Kiryandongo District. This brings the country’s total COVID-19 deaths to 101.
Results of COVID-19 tests done on Saturday 24 October, 2020 confirmed 146 new cases bringing the country’s cumulative confirmed cases to 11,443.
All the cases that were recorded on Sunday were of contacts and alerts. These include 63 from Kampala (63), Jinja (16), Kiryandongo (11), Wakiso (10), Mukono (7), Kibuku (5). In addition, Masaka (5), Mityana (8), Bulambuli (3), Gulu (3), Luwero (2), Mubende (2) and Tororo (2).
Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu, Iganga, Kabarole, Kaliro, Kamuli, Kyenjojo, Manafwa and Mbale recorded one case each.
Meanwhile, the country’s cumulative coronavirus recoveries have reached 7,351 following the 70 new recoveries recorded on Sunday.
While addressing Journalist during her weekly media briefing on Sunday, Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Judith Nabakooba continued cautioning Ugandans on Covid-19 prevention.
“I would like to continue reminding everyone that COVID-19 is here with us and it kills,” she said.
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“We therefore need to take seriously the guidance on prevention.Let us keep our masks on all the time when in public especially during this campaign period,” Nabakooba said.
“Government is continuing with its efforts in ensuring that everyone is able to get the necessary services regarding the testing and treatment of COVID-19,” she added.
In conclusion, we as Cyclone Times Uganda continue to urge the general public to stay vigilant… We also continue to urge you to follow the SOPs put in place by the Ministry of Health… Finally, do not touch the soft parts of your body for example, the eyes, nose and mouth without washing your hands…