COVID-19 Update – Uganda Registers 100 New Cases on Sunday

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The ministry of health registered 100 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday. This brings the country’s cumulative confirmed cases to 6,109.

According to the ministry of health, the results are from the 2,197 COVID-19 tests done on 10 October 2020. This brings the cumulative COVID-19 samples tested to-date to 507,859.

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The confirmed cases are contacts and alerts from Kampala (36), Abim (24), Gulu (18), Bugweri (3) and Bushneyi (3).

Jinja, Wakiso, Mbale, and Moyo had two cases each of the contacts and alerts that tested positive for coronavirus while Adjumani, Bugiri, Buvuma, Iganga, Kumi, Masaka, Napak and Soroti reported one case each.

Meanwhile, the country’s cumulative recoveries are 6,109 while the death toll stand’s at 93.

While addressing media today, the Minister of ICT and National Guidance, Judith Nabakooba called upon to follow the ministry of health and the president’s guidelines on COVID-19 prevention.

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“83% of all the new cases are locally transmitted, meaning that we all have to step up our personal protection
COVID-19 is still here with us and it kills,” she said.

“As you step out of your house every day, make a commitment to stay healthy by following all the guidelines provided by the Ministry of health and His Excellency the President concerning COVID-19,” Nabakooba added.

“We all need to work together to ensure that the number of new cases starts to come down. Do not forget to wear your mask all the time when going out in public,” she added.

In conclusion, we continue to urge you to follow the SOP’s issued by the MOH.

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