Uganda registers a record 49 Coronavirus cases in one day as the death toll rises


Uganda has recorded 49 new COVID-19 confirmed cases, the highest number of cases recorded in a single day ever since the outbreak was reported in the country.

The cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1,434 and 13 deaths after the Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed another case of COVID-19 death on Saturday.

The deceased is a 50 year old Ugandan male,resident of Kiryandongo who presented with COVID like signs and symptoms.

Of the newly confirmed cases, 17 are from Kampala, 2 from Wakiso, 14 from Namisindwa, 1 from Kiryandongo, 2 from Mbarara & Lamwo, 6 contacts to previously confirmed cases, 4 returnees and 2 truck drivers who arrived from Kenya via Malaba Point of Entry.

The MOH on Thursday declared the capital Kampala, among the three top districts that account for the biggest percent of all confirmed cases in Uganda, and therefore, the country’s biggest coronavirus hotspot.

In her pronouncement, Health minister Dr. Aceng said, Amuru and Kyotera districts have been recording the highest rates of transmission in comparison to other districts, but have now been joined by Kampala City.

Dr. Aceng indicated that the Kampala has registered emerging clusters of transmission in three business premises in the last one week where in all, 11 cases and 316 contacts have been identified.

She said business premises including Eagle Holdings (4 cases confirmed): linked to the 5th death (46-year-old /Female; Indian), Megha Industries (4 cases confirmed), Toyota Uganda (3 cases confirmed have been recommended for temporary closure.



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