Kampala, Uganda – The Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced 423 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, tested from a sample of 2,320 on September 18.
“Results from COVID-19 tests done on 18 September 2020 confirm 423 new COVID-19 cases. The cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 6,017,” the ministry said in a statement.
Of the new cases are 12 returnees that include 8 from Saudi Arabia, 3 from India and Jordan 1.
There are also 411 cases from contacts and alerts. These include 166 from Moroto, 85 in Kampala, Butaleja (59), Mukono (27), Lira (14), Mbale (10), Wakiso (9), Luwero (6) and 5 from Buikwe.
Others include 4 from Kisoro, Gulu (3), Bududa (5), Jinja (4), Kumi (3), Kanungu (1), Kapchorwa (4), Mpigi (1), Soroti (3) while Mityana and Sironko recorded 1 each.
Africa Tembelea also understands that the total number of recoveries since the pandemic was first reported in the country is 2,581.
At the same time, the country has recorded 2 new COVID-19 deaths from Kampala and Mpigi, pushing the total number of fatalities to 63.