Uganda Registers Highest Number of Daily COVID-19 Cases of 423

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The Ministry of Health has registered 423 COVID-19 cases in Uganda on Saturday. This is, therefore, the highest daily increase in the number of cases ever in the country since the beginning of the outbreak.

The country’s death toll has also risen to 63 after the ministry of health registering two deaths. The two fatalities are from Kampala and Mpigi.

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Of the 411 contacts that tested positive for COVID-19, 166 were from Moroto. The remaining cases were from Kampala (85), Butaleja (59), Mukono (27), Lira (14), Mbale (10), Wakiso (9). In addition, 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).

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Twelve returnees also tested positive for coronavirus. They include eight from Saudi Arabia, three from India, and one from Jordan.

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to address the Country about the rising COVID-19 cases in Uganda
President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to address the Country about the rising COVID-19 cases in Uganda

These were from the 2,320 samples that were tested for COVID-19 on Friday.

Finally, according to the ministry of health, the cumulative total confirmed COVID-19 cases of Uganda is now 6,017.

The ministry of health has continued advising the public on COVID-19 prevention measures such as wearing masks and keeping social distance. Cyclone Times, however, expects President Museveni to address the country on COVID-19 tomorrow, Sunday at 8.00 pm.

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