According to results collected over the last 24 hours, Uganda has registered 109 new positive cases of the coronavirus, 7 of whom are health workers.
The country has seen an unwanted increase in the number of health workers testing positive for the virus, and this also led to the closure of some facilities to the public as relevant authorities try to contain the spread of the virus. 5 health workers in Lira tested positive, with Kampala and Mbarara reporting one each.
6,439 samples were tested altogether, with 109 returning positive. 3 COVID-19 deaths were registered, bringing the total COVID-19 deaths to 44. Of the 3, two were health workers: one from Lira Regional Referral Hospital and the other from Mbarara University Of Science And Technology. The third death was of a 53-year-old male resident of Kampala.
To date, Uganda has recorded 3,776 cases, with 1,741 recoveries.
Kampala is responsible for 53 of 96 contacts and alerts recorded while 11 were registered in Luwero. Kitgum recorded 7 cases while Wakiso and Buvuma reported 5 and 4 respectively.