Uganda Records 86 New COVID-19 Cases as One More Patient Succumbs

By :
Baluku Geoffrey

KAMPALA, Uganda – Uganda has recorded 86 new COVID-19 cases raising the country’s caseload to 4,377.

In a statement from Uganda’s Health Ministry, Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services said the new cases were detected from 3,016 samples that were tested on Thursday, September 10, 2020.

“Results of COVID-19 tests done on 10 September 2020 confirm 86 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans now are 4,377,” the Ministry said.

The new cases are from contacts and alerts with 36 having been detected in Kampala, 15 in Gulu, Moroto 12, Mukono 7, Lira 5, Wakiso 4, two each for Kitgum and Lamwo, while Buliisa, Oyam and Zombo recorded one case each.

Relatedly, one Kenyan truck driver who arrived via Goli point of entry and tested positive for the virus, was not permitted to enter the country.

To date, a total of 423,214 cumulative samples have been tested for COVID-19 in Uganda since the 23rd March. Of these, 1,998 patients have since been discharged from different hospitals across the country after they recovered while 49 have so far succumbed to the virus.

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