Uganda’s COVID-19 cases surpass 10,000-mark

By :
Baluku Geoffrey

KAMPALA – Uganda’s COVID-19 cases surpassed the 10,000-mark on Wednesday after 124 new cases were confirmed, the East African Country’s Health ministry announced.

During the daily update of the epidemic situation in Uganda, the health ministry said that results of tests done on 13 October 2020 confirmed 124 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the cumulative total cases in the country to 10,069.

“Results of COVID-19 tests done on 13 October 2020 confirm 124 new cases, bringing the cumulative confirmed cases to 10,069,” the ministry said.

Of the new cases, 122 were from contacts and alerts while 2 were returnees.

The contacts and alerts cases include; 37 from Kampala, Luwero 24, Kikuube 13, Rubanda 12, Hoima 7, Amuru, Lira and Wakiso 4, Omoro 3, Gulu 2, Jinja 7, Kisoro 2, while Kwania, Masindi and Mukono had one recorded case each.

According to the ministry of health, the two returnees were all from Jordan.

To date, the total number of recoveries in Uganda stand at 6,531, while 95 have so far succumbed to the virus.

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