By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Uganda’s Ministry of Health has announced 17 new Covid-19 induced deaths making the total cumulative fatalities to 2,012.
According to the ministry of health records, by June 30, 2021, the fatalities had surpassed 1,000 but Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng said the fatalities were at 1,873 during her address on COVID-19 on 2 July 2021.
Dr Aceng noted that the health ministry had earlier observed deaths from unconfirmed cases which were subjected to investigation to ascertain if they are due to COVID-19.
“The Ministry of Health, working with the COVID-19 Scientific Advisory Committee has (now) finalized a clinical diagnostic criterion for the suspected cases,” Dr Aceng explained.
As of today, the country now counts 2,012 total deaths and 84,979 cumulative cases of COVID-19 with 425 new cases were confirmed from the tests done on July 5, 2021.Covi
827 people have also recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours making the total recoveries to 57,964 while 1,072 COVID-19 patients are currently admitted.
Dr. Aceng further noted that the Covid-19 infections are expected to peak between July and August 2021 before the country starts to see a drop in daily cases.
Dr Aceng urged Ugandans to maintain Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and instituted new public health guidelines which included a jail term for anyone caught flouting the guidelines.