COVID-19: Uganda Cases Shoot To 1147 As Global Cases Hit 17M

COVID-19: Uganda Cases Shoot To 1147 As Global Cases Hit 17M

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: Uganda’s cumulative total COVID-19 confirmed cases rose to 1,147 after the Ministry of Health registered 7 new cases.

Among the new cases include 2 truck drivers who arrived from Kenya via Malaba border point, 2 alerts from Kampala and 3 from Sironko, Gulu and Kyotera.

Meanwhile 15 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at points of entry and entry into the country was not permitted

On the same day, the Ministry tested 1,715 samples from points of entry, 1,005 samples from alerts and contacts making 2,720 total samples tested the whole day.

As of 29th July, 2020, Ugandan has 1,028 recoveries and two deaths.

This comes at a time when the global cumulative number of confirmed coronavirus cases has surpassed 16.5 million worldwide, with over 656,000 deaths from the disease being recorded since the start of the outbreak, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said in its latest situation report.

According to the WHO, over the past day, 215,127 new infections and 5,274 coronavirus-related fatalities have been recorded worldwide.

Given the update, the global number of confirmed cases since the outbreak has now reached 16,558,289, while the death toll has risen to 656,093, the report said.

Most cases and fatalities are 8.84 million and over 342,600, respectively remain concentrated in the Americas. The United States continues to be the country with the highest single count of cases and fatalities: 4.2 million and more than 147,400, respectively.

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