Uganda records its highest ever COVID-19 cases in one day

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KAMPALA– Uganda’s COVID-19 cases have risen to 58,515 as the country continues struggling to control the fast spreading second wave of the virus.

According to the ministry report released on Friday, Uganda has confirmed 1,566 new cases from COVID-19 tests done on 9th June 2021.
 The Ministry of health adds that the virus has increased by 135% but the country is almost out of vaccines.

The breakdown includes 1,566 contacts and Alerts with Kampala registering 998, Wakiso 135, Luwero 105, Masaka 68, Mbarara 37, Arua 24, Tororo 26, Mukono 18, Budaka 15, Gulu 14, Nebbi 13, Busia 10, Kiryandongo 9, Jinja 8, Zombo 8, Yumbe 8, Kisoro 7, Kaliro 6.

Others are, Buliisa 6, Hoima 5, Mbale 5, Amuru 6, Kabarole 4, Namisindwa 3, Kitgum 5, Isingiro 3, Rakai 3, Omoro 4, Lamwo 2, Rukungiri 2, Moto 2, Koboko, Rukiga, Katakwi, Karenga, Ntungamo, Mityana, Kyankwanzi and Kyotera each registered a single case.

Uganda currently has 47,760 recoveries and 408 total virus deaths since March 2020 when the virus invaded the country.

The Ministry urges citizens to report to the nearby health facilities in case they experience COVID-19 symptoms since hiding positive results may lead to the loss of many lives.

“Testing positive for COVID-19 should NOT be a secret. Hiding your positive result can lead to the loss of your near and dear ones” – Ministry of Health.