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Uganda reports a record high – 49 COVID-19 deaths in a single day

COVID-19 numbers are continuing to soar up despite lock down measures announced by President Museveni barely a week ago. The number of deaths in a single day has reached an all time high.

From the tests carried out on 14th June that were reported by Ministry of Health on June 16th, new cases were 1110 while deaths in a single day were 49 which is the highest number of deaths recorded in a single day since the pandemic began in March 2020.

High number of deaths is mainly due to high number of COVID-19 cases in hospitals which have brought a shortage in the needed medical equipment especially respirators and oxygen.

Cumulative number of deaths currently stands at 508 while cumulative number of cases stands at 65,631.

The new 1110 cases came from 1,105 Contacts and Alerts and 5 Truck Drivers from Elegu PoE (2) Mutukula (2) Kampala (1).

Contacts and Alerts had Kampala (555) Wakiso (114) Mbarara (67) Gulu (50) Hoima (42) Nebbi (37) Busia (29) Butaleja (20) Kyotera (36) Mukono (12) Iganga (13) Kaberamaido (10) Bunyangabu (8) Moyo (8) Kyenjojo (8) Arua (7) Kabarole (7) Tororo (7) Jinja (7) Namayingo (8) Bukomansimbu (6) Packwach (6) Mubende (6) Adjumani (10) Rakai (4) Lira (4) Yumbe (3) Kotido (3) Isingiro (3) Koboko (2) Manafwa (2) Namisindwa (2) Moroto (2) Luwero (1) Otuke (1) Kyegegwa (1) Rukiga (1) Buliisa (1) Soroti (1) Mbale (1).

Uganda has recorded over 10,000 COVID-19 cases in the last 10 days in the second wave of COVID-19.

A total of 806,129 have at least received a single dose of COVID-19 jab as the country hunt for more vaccines.

Nasa Tushabe
Nasa Tushabe
A Ugandan Business and Financial News Journalist. Writer and a critic. Reports Entertainment News for Blizz Uganda website.
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