Uganda: 700 new COVID-19 cases in a single day
The Ministry of Health has reported 700 new confirmed virus infections with one more death as government ponders a second lockdown as a radical measure to break the second wave of Covid-19 pandemic.
The Ministry said Saturday that 600 of the new cases are contacts and alerts registered in the last 24 hours in Kampala (441), Wakiso (75), Gulu (52), Luwero (29), Nakasongola (23), and Tororo (11), among other districts.
Other cases were registered in the districts of Mbarara (12), Masindi (11), Kiboga (10), Masaka (7), Lira (4), Mpigi (3), Busia (3), Kabarole (3), Yumbe (2), Kalungu (2), Arua (1), Gomba (1) and Maracha (1).
Additionally, Buikwe District registered one case, Jinja registered two, Hoima one, Paliisa one while Namisindwa registered two.
At least two truck drivers tested positive with the virus at Mutukula and Malaba border posts.
Uganda has so far registered 45,931 cases and 362 virus deaths since March 2020 when the pandemic was confirmed in the country