Uganda Registers 186 New COVID-19 Cases, 4 Deaths on Saturday
The Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed 186 new COVID-19 cases in Uganda bringing the cumulative total number of infections in the country to 3,539.
The cases were confirmed from samples tested for COVID-19 on Friday.
“Results from COVID-19 tests done on September 4, 2020, 186 new cases confirmed. The cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 3,539,” the Health Ministry announced on Saturday evening.
Of the 186 new cases confirmed, 176 are contacts and alerts and they include 81 from Kampala, 33 from Gulu, 15 from Pader, 9 from Kapchorwa, 6 from Mukono, 5 from Kiryandongo, 5 from Mbale, 3 from Buikwe, 3 from Lamwo, 2 from Bududa, 2 from Iganga, 2 from Wakiso while Arua, Butaleja, Buvuma, Kanungu, Kibuku, Kikuube, Kitgum, Kyegegwa, Lira and Nebbi registered 1 case each.
7 health workers from the districts of Jinja, Gulu, Lamwo, Kitgum, Mbale, Lira and Iganga and 3 Ugandan truck drivers who arrived into the country via Malaba and Elegu border points also tested positive for COVID-19.MN
The Ministry of Health also announced that 4 new COVID-19 deaths have been registered bringing the total number of fatalities to 39.
The new deaths include a 51 year old male from Kampala, a 56 year old male from Kanungu, a 79 year old female from Wakiso and a 60 year old male from Kampala.
A total of 4,749 samples were for COVID-19 on Friday and they include 4,104 from contacts and alerts and 645 from points of entry.
Currently, Uganda has a cumulative total of 3,539 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 1,608 recoveries and 39 fatalities.