COVID-19:MoH Confirms 96 New Infections As Total Cases Skyrocket To 4,799

COVID-19:MoH Confirms 96 New Infections As Total Cases Skyrocket To 4,799

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Kampala: Ministry of Health has confirmed that Uganda has registered 96 new COVID-19 cases from results tested on September 12, 2020, bringing cumulative total confirmed cases to 4,799 and 2,256 recoveries.

3 COVID-19 deaths from Kampala were also registered, bringing total COVID-19 deaths to 55.

The breakdown of the new cases are: 88 contacts and alerts: Kampala (33), Buikwe (28), Jinja (4), Soroti (4), Lira (3), Kibuku (2), Mbarara (2), Terego (2), Tororo (2), Amolatar (1), Arua (1), Iganga (1), Masindi (1), Ngora (1), Moroto (1), Pader (1), Wakiso (1).

Others are 7 truck drivers: Malaba (3), Bunagana (2), Elegu (2) 1 returnee from DRC.

In the same vein, Ministry tested 413 samples from border points of entry, with 2,937 samples from contacts and alerts totaling to 3,350 samples tested the whole day.

The development comes after the World Health Organization reported a record one-day increase in global Coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours.

The biggest increases were from India, the United States and Brazil, according to the agency’s website. Deaths rose by 5,537 to a total of 917,417.

India reported 94,372 new cases, followed by the US with 45,523 new infections and Brazil with 43,718. Both the US and India each reported more than 1,000 new deaths and Brazil reported 874 lives lost in the past 24 hours.

The previous World Health Organization (WHO) record for new cases was 306,857 on 6 September. The agency reported a record 12,430 deaths on 17 April.

India leads the world in new daily case numbers and set a global record last week with 97,570 cases reported in a single day, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In some parts of India, medical oxygen is becoming hard to find as total cases exceed 4.75 million. Only the US has recorded more cases, at 6.5 million.

New cases are falling in the US and are down about 44% from a peak of more than 77,000 new cases reported on 16 July. Cases in Brazil are also trending downward.

Meanwhile, Israel will enter a three-week nationwide lockdown starting on Friday after a second-wave surge of new cases, prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, becoming the first country worldwide to reimpose a strict national lockdown.

During the lockdown, which comes during the Jewish high-holiday season, Israelis will have to stay within 500 metres of their house, but can travel to workplaces which will be allowed to operate on a limited basis.

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