Uganda reports 270 new COVID-19 cases as total surges to 6,287

Uganda records 270 new COVID-19 cases as total spikes to 6,287

Last updated on September 11th, 2021 at 08:24 am

Uganda’s Ministry of Health on Sunday mentioned 270 new tested coronavirus instances elevating the countrywide complete to 6,287.

Of the 270 cases, 240 have been contacts and indicators whilst 29 have been returnees and one used to be a truck driver.

The capital Kampala recorded the best numbers of the 240 contacts and alerts with a whole of fifty nine (about 22 percent) observed with the aid of Gulu with 56 cases.

The other districts which recorded at least 10 cases were: Oyam (22), Mbale (17), Wakiso (15) and Moroto (10). Of the 29 Ugandan returnees who tested nice for COVID-19, 25 had been from Saudi Arabia whilst three were from India and one was once from Norway.

Meanwhile, the lone Ugandan truck driver who examined high-quality used to be coming from neighboring Kenya.

The ministry did now not record any new fatalities as the death toll remained at sixty three while the range of recoveries rose to 2,616 after 35 greater people recovered from the virus.

Over the last few weeks, Uganda has recorded a regular rise in COVID-19 cases prompting authorities to remind the public to adhere to fitness guidelines or else face a reinstatement of strict measures to include the unfold of the pandemic.

According to statistics, Uganda is experiencing a sharp upward push in the number of infections later than the relaxation of the countries in the East African region, and, generally, the rest of Africa.

On Saturday, the ministry suggested a new file quantity of daily infections with 423 instances surpassing the preceding record of 326 cases said a week ago.

In simply the last four days, Uganda has suggested a whole of 1,021 cases, accounting for 16.23 percent of the total range stated due to the fact that the country’s first case.

President Yoweri Museveni is set to address the kingdom later on Sunday on the cutting-edge scenario in the country with regard to the coronavirus and different related issues.