Health Ministry Records 2 Covid-19 Deaths in Kampala, Wakiso as Cases Rise to 6,017

The Ministry of Health has on Saturday confirmed 423 new COVID-19 cases in Uganda bringing the cumulative total number of confirmed infections in the country to 6,017.

The new cases were confirmed from 2,320 tests done yesterday September 18.

There were 2 new COVID-19 deaths recorded from Kampala and Mpigi bringing the Covid-19 death toll to 63.

“Results from COVID-19 tests done on 18th September 2020; 423 new COVID-19 cases confirmed. The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 6,017,” the Health Ministry announced.

The new cases include 411 alerts, contacts and 12 returnees.

The 411 cases include; 166 from Moroto, 85 from Kampala, 59 from Butaleja, 27 from Mukono, 14 from Lira, 10 from Mbale, 9 from Wakiso, 6 from Luwero, 5 from Buikwe, 4 from Kisoro, 3 from Gulu, 5 from Bududa, 4 from Jinja, 3 from Kumi, 1 from Kanungu, 4 from Kapchorwa, 1 from Mpigi, 3 from Soroti, 1 from Mityana and 1 from Sironko.

Of the 12 returnees who tested positive for COVID-19, 8 arrived from Saudi Arabia, 3 from India and 1 from Jordan.

Of the 2,320 samples tested for COVID-19 on Friday, 306 were from points of entry while  2,014 were from contacts and alerts to previously confirmed cases.


Currently, Uganda has a cumulative total of 6,017 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 2,581 recoveries and 63 fatalities.


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