Horror: Ministry Of Health Registers 23200 COVID-19 Cases As Global Infections Shoot To 67M

Horror: Ministry Of Health Registers 23200 COVID-19 Cases As Global Infections Shoot To 67M


By Frank Kamuntu 

Ministry of Health has confirmed that the total number of COVID-19 cases has hit 23,200 and 207 deaths after registering 701 new cases and one death from results tested on 06 December 2020.

The breakdown of the new cases are: 170 contacts and alerts from; Kampala (290), Wakiso (74), Kasese (56), Kabarole (55), Kalungu (28), Mbarara (26), Kabale (25), Kagadi (25), Ibanda (12), Masaka (11), Kazo (11), Lyantonde (8), Kamwenge (8) and Mubende (7). 

Others are from; Hoima (6), Bundibugyo (6), Bukomansimbi (6), Nakasongola (5), Mpigi (5), Butambala (4), Kyegegwa (4), Kyenjojo (4), Nakaseke (3), Kisoro (3), Bushenyi (3), Lira (2), Buikwe (2), Rukungiri (2), Bunyangabu (2), Buhweju (2), Rubirizi (1), Kakumiro (1), Kanungu (1), Luwero (1), Kiboga (1), Mitooma (1).


These come after global death toll has surpassed 1.54 million; over 67.5 million cases of the infection have been detected, and more than 43.4 million have recovered, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The United States, India and Brazil lead in terms of the number of registered coronavirus infections, while the largest number of COVID-19-related deaths has been observed in the United States, Brazil, India and Mexico, according to Johns Hopkins University.

According to US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, the US is likely to see a major spike in coronavirus infections in mid-January stemming from year-end holidays in 2020, while White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx remarked that the current surge in COVID-19 incidence in the United States was the worst event for the country.

Earlier, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said coronavirus antibody tests show that the majority of the people around the world are still susceptible to the infection.

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