July 20, 2024

Latest Coronavirus cases scare medics

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KAMPALA

Latest reports by the Ministry of Health indicate that 53 new cases of COVID-19 were registered in the country in the past two days which has left the medical workers worried that the cases may rise to spark another wave.

The Ministry of Health issued a statement saying that the new cases were detected among the tests done on March 26th and 27th March 2021 where 27 cases were registered on March 26th while another 26 cases were confirmed the next day which brought the total number of confirmed cases in the country to 40,820.

Ministry of Health statistics indicate that on March 26th 2021 Kampala topped the cases with 9 followed by Gulu with 4 cases, Arua and Oyam districts with 3 cases each while  Kotido had 2 cases as Lira, Kamuli, Mubende, Wakiso, Luuka and Arua districts each registered 1 case.

The March 27th 2021 cases came from Kampala with the highest at 14 cases as well as Adjumani, Busia, Wakiso, Mbarara, Isingiro and Kyotera while 4 long distance truck drivers were tested at Elegu Point of Entry 2 cases and Malaba Point of Entry also tested 2 cases.

The Ministry of Health statement indicates that the total number of deaths remains at 335, with 37 active cases admitted at different health facilities across the country and it was also reported that Uganda has registered 40,448 cumulative recoveries.

The country recently kicked off vaccination, with the total of 60,139 people who have so far received the jab standing by March 29th 2021. 

President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, First Lady Janet Museveni, Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, Archbishop Samuel Kaziimba Mugalu and Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda are some of the top figures in Uganda who have been vaccinated and President Museveni called on Ugandans to embrace the exercise.

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