From the latest statistics released by the ministry of health, Uganda has reached a cumulative number of 1,500 cases testing positive for the Coronavirus.
The new development is a result of 66 new cases, the most recorded in a single day for Uganda.
There has been a sudden surge in numbers for the coronavirus with the government loosening restrictions on lockdown measures and many Ugandans getting back to work.
The country counts 13 deaths of COVID19 as of 16th August, 2020. 1,142 have recovered from the virus thus far.
66 new COVID-19 cases confirmed. The cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1,500. Of the 66, 53 are alerts distribute among Kampala (30), Namisindwa(6), Wakiso(7), and 10 from Tororo, Moroto, Katakwi, Buikwe, Bukwo, Bundibugyo, Mbale, Isingiro, Hoima, and Buliisa.
11 cases are from contacts to previously confirmed cases with 9 coming from Kampala and 2 from Namisindwa and Nakaseke, while there are 2 cases from returnees – one from Oman and another from Ethiopia.