The Ministry of Health has on Friday confirmed 214 new COVID-19 cases and 1 death in Uganda bringing the cumulative total number of confirmed infections in the country to 5,594, pushing the death toll to 61.
The new cases were confirmed from the 2,636 tests done on Thursday.
“Results from COVID-19 tests done on 17th September 2020; 214 new COVID-19 cases confirmed. The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 5,594,” the Health Ministry announced.
The new cases include 212 contacts and alerts and 1 returnee.
The 214 cases of alerts include; 58 from Pader, 38 from Kampala, 36 from Butaleja, 16 from Lamwo(16), 12 from Mbale, 10 from Jinja, 8 from Gulu, 7 from Arua, 6 from Kapchorwa, 3 from Soroti, 3 from Wakiso, 2 from Kween, 2 from Omoro, 2 from Adjumani, 1 from Alebtong, 1 from Amuru, 1 from Bukwo, 1 from Busia, 1 from Dokolo, 2 from Masaka, 1 from Masindi, 1 from KKikuub.
The 1 returnee who tested positive for COVID-19 arrived from Rwanda.
Meanwhile, 1 Ugandan truck driver tested positive for COVID-19 and he arrived from Elegu.
Of the 2,636 samples tested for COVID-19 on Thursday, 185 were from points of entry while 2,451 were from alerts and contacts .
Currently, Uganda has a cumulative total of 5,594 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 2,544 recoveries and 61 fatalities.