Uganda’s Covid-19 Death Toll Rises to 79 with 4 New Fatalities

The Ministry of Health has on Friday confirmed 204 new COVID-19 cases in Uganda bringing the cumulative total number of confirmed infections in the country to 8,491.

4 new deaths have also been registered, 3 from Kampala and 1 from Bududa as per the Ministry of Health report.

“Results from COVID-19 tests done on 1st October 2020; 204 new COVID-19 cases confirmed. The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 8,491,” the Health Ministry announced.

The new cases include 193 contacts and alerts and 6 returnees.

These include; 68 from Kampala, 37 from Agago, 11 from Kapchorwa, 10 from Busia, 9 from Kween, 6 from Namisindwa, 5 from Jinja, 5 from Omoro, 5 from Bududa, 4 from Buliisa, 4 from Gulu, 3 from Mukono, 3 from Sironko, 3 from Wakiso, 5 from Yumbe, 2 from Butaleja, 2 from Mbale, 2 from Soroti, 1 from Adjumani, 1 from Amuru, 1 from Arua, 1 from Budaka, 1 from Kagadi, 1 from Kaliro, 1 from Kibuka, 1 from Koboko, 1 from Kyotera, 1 from Lira, 1 from Masindi and 2 from Tororo.

Of the 6 returnees who tested positive for COVID-19, 2 were from United Arab Emirates, 1 from Saudi Arabia, 1 from Oman and 1 from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Meanwhile, 1 truck driver tested positive for COVID-19 and he arrived from Elegu.

Currently, Uganda has a cumulative total of 8,491 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 4, 470 recoveries and 79 fatalities.



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