Uganda’s COVID-19 Infections Top 4101 As Global Cases Surpass 27 Millions

Uganda’s COVID-19 Infections Top 4101 As Global Cases Surpass 27 Millions

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By Frank Kamuntu

Kampala: The ministry of health has confirmed that Uganda has registered 201 new COVID-19 cases and 2 deaths from results of tested on September 08, 2020, bringing the cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans to 4,101, 46 deaths and 1,876 recoveries.

The breakdown of the 124 new cases are: Contacts and alerts (105) in Kampala (37), Wakiso (15), Kitgum (11), Buikwe (6), Masaka (6), Kikuube (5), Namisindwa (4), Pader (4), Jinja (3), Oyam (3), Arua (2), Bundibugyo (2), Kasese (2), Adjumani (1), Hoima (1), Kiboga (1), Mbale (1), Ngora (1).

Health workers (13): Apac (3), Lira (2), Hoima (1), Tororo (1), Masaka (1), Kikuube (1), Oyam (1), Jinja (1), Gulu (1), Kasese (1).

Returnees (4): Kenya (1), Rwanda (1), Oman (1) and Pakistan (1).

Truck Drivers (2) from different points of entry: Mpondwe(1) and Lia (1).

In the same vein, one (1) Congolese truck driver tested positive for COVID-19 at Mpondwe points of entry and was not permitted to enter the country.

In addition, two (2) COVID-19 deaths were registered that included one (1) male aged 53 years old from Pallisa District and another (1) male aged 56 years old from Jinja District.

These come at a time when the global COVID-19 total cases have surpassed 27 millions, led by a record surge in India that put the country ahead of Brazil as the nation with the second most cases, after the United States of America.

Meanwhile, cases in European countries continue to rise again, as flare-ups continue in the wake of eased restrictions and the restarting of schools.

The pandemic total as of yesterday climbed to 27,424,421 cases, and 894,163 people have died from their infections, according to the Johns Hopkins online dashboard.

However in a bid to curb the deadly virus’ transmission, the World Health Organization is in talks with India about joining the “COVAX” global vaccine allocation plan, a senior WHO adviser said.

“India is certainly eligible, like all countries in the world, to be part of the COVAX facility and discussions are ongoing in that regard,” Bruce Aylward told a briefing in Geneva. “We would welcome Indian participation.”

The WHO and the GAVI vaccine alliance are leading the COVAX facility, aimed at helping buy and distribute vaccination shots against the novel coronavirus fairly around the world. But some countries that have secured their own supplies through bilateral deals, including the United States, have said they will not join COVAX.

 

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