COVID vs Electoral Campaigns: Uganda Registers 1,199 Cases, 12 Deaths In A Single Day

COVID vs Electoral Campaigns: Uganda Registers 1,199 Cases, 12 Deaths In A Single Day

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By Frank Kamuntu

Kampala: The Ministry of Health has confirmed in a statement released on Wednesday evening that results of COVID-19 tests done on December 8, 2020, confirmed 1,199 new cases and 12 deaths being the highest number recorded ever since the deadly virus broke out in Uganda earlier this year.

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This has spiked the total number of cumulative cases to 25,059 with 219 deaths and 9,510 recoveries. As of December 10, 2020, The Ministry has tested a total of 660,758.

The breakdown of the new cases are:

1,198 contacts and alerts: Kampala (414), Wakiso (252), Kabarole (75), Kasese (57), Masaka (49), Luwero (37), Mbarara (34), Isingiro (31), Soroti (27), Kabale (22), Kalaki (17), Tororo (17), Mayuge (13), Jinja (13), Bunyangabu (10), Kalungu (10), Mityana (9), Kamwenge (9), Apac (8), Kyotera (8), Kaberamaido (7), Kanungu (6), Katakwi (6).

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Others are: Iganga (5), Kakumiro (5), Mukono (6), Kalangala (5), Busia (6), Rukungiri (4), Nakaseke (4), Bushenyi (4), Kaliro (4), Mubende (4), Kibuku (3), Rubanda (2), Buyende (2), Sembabule (2), Mbale (4), Bukomansimbi (2), Kisoro (1), Mpigi (1), Kapchorwa (1), Mitooma (1), Ntoroko (1), Pader (1), Moyo (1) and 1 truck driver at Malaba Point of Entry also tested positive for the virus.

Reasons For Spike Of Cases

It is reported that failure to observe COVID-19 guidelines set by the Ministry of health is the reason for the rapid transmission of the deadly virus among communities hence spike of daily registered cases.

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In addition, it is believed that gathering of crowds during electoral campaigns without following set Standard Operating Procedures, is another crucial reason why the cases are multiplying.

COVID-19 Globally

The coronavirus COVID-19 is affecting 218 countries and territories around the world and 2 international conveyances and as we report total cases have shot to 69,227,000 with 1,575,612 deaths and 47,982,019 recoveries.

See Reported Cases Globally
KEY: Highlighted in green = all cases have recovered from the infection
         Highlighted in grey= all cases have had an outcome (there are no active cases)

 

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