Uganda reports 146 new COVID-19 cases as total surges to 7,364

By :
Baluku Geoffrey

Kampala, Uganda – The Ministry of Health (MoH) has announced 146 new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing the cumulative total in the country to 7,364.

The results were from COVID-19 tests done on Friday, September 25.

“Results from COVID-19 tests done on 25 September, 2020 confirmed 146 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases are now 7,364,” the health ministry statement read in part.

Of the new cases are 6 returnees, 7 truck drivers and 133 from contacts and alerts from various parts of the country.

Among the returnees are 4 from Saudi Arabia, Malawi (1) and South Sudan (1), while the truck drivers include 6 who came in via Malaba and 1 from Busia border.

The others were from contacts and alerts with Kampala having 51 recorded cases, Namisindwa (13), Arua (12), Mityana (10), Tororo (7) while Busia, Kitgum, Mbale, Nwoya and Wakiso had 5 recorded cases each.

Others were from Gulu (3), Bukwo (4), Jinja (2), Karenga (2) while Lira, Luwero, Soroti and Yumbe recorded (1) case each.

According to the ministry of health, the total number of recoveries since the pandemic was first reported in the country stands at 3,647 with 71 having succumbed to the virus.

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