According to the Ministry Of Health, Uganda has registered 117 new positive cases of the coronavirus from samples tested over the last 24 hours.
This pushes the cumulative number of cases in the country to 9,082. The number of recoveries stands at 5,457 after 379 more recoveries were recorded. To date, Uganda has conducted 495, 696 tests of samples taken.
Truck drivers account for three of the new cases and were all recorded at Malaba. The rest, 114, are contacts and alerts. Kampala alone, accounts for 80 of those, with Pader district registering 12 as the only districts in double figures. The rest of the contacts were recorded as follows: Sironko (6), Mbale (5), Arua (4), Amuru (2), Busia (1), Gulu (2), Masindi (1), and Tororo (1).
Two new deaths to COVID19 were recorded in the last 24 hours, with one apiece from Amuru and Arua districts.
The ministry continues to urge Ugandans to sternly pay attention to the SOPs i.e. wearing masks, observing social distance, and sanitizing as regularly as possible.
According to the ministry of health, signs, and symptoms of the presence of the coronavirus include but are not limited to fever, body weakness, cough, difficulty in breathing, loss of smell, loss of appetite, and a sore throat. Individuals experiencing any of the above are urged to reach out to the ministry on 0800-100-066.