coronavirus cases have increased to 30 after seven new cases were confirmed today at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe.
According to the ministry of Health, of the 225 samples run today, 218 samples tested negative. The confirmed cases are rapidly rising for a country that announced its first case only last week. On Monday this week, 8 new cases were announced, 5 on Wednesday, 4 on Thursday, 5 on Friday and now 7 on Saturday.
The ministry earlier said all the confirmed cases (before the latest new cases) were in stable condition except one who has had his temperature fluctuate unevenly since admission. The ministry says a cumulative total of 732 travellers from Dubai, UAE (within the past 14 days) have been listed. 169 of these under institutional quarantine.
Globally, there are now 657,777 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in at least 199 countries and territories. As of Saturday, March 28, there were 30,431 COVID-19 related deaths while some 141,419 had recovered.
Italy continues to be hit hardest registering 889 deaths on Saturday after losing 969 on Friday, 712 on Thursday, 683 on Wednesday, 743 on Tuesday and 602 on Monday.
Italy's total deaths due to coronavirus now stand at 10,023 cases. Spain which is also equally hard hit, registered 682 deaths on Saturday while the USA and France registered 295 deaths and 319 deaths respectively on Saturday.
Germany lost 79 lives while registered 40 new cases and 6 deaths. Alegria registered 45 new cases and 3 deaths while Morocco and Tunisia both lost one person each. Burkina Faso lost two, Ghana lost one and DR Congo lost 3 people.
Rwanda registered 6 new cases raking its national tally to 60. Kenya announced 7 new cases today taking the national tally to 38. Zambia recorded 6 new cases and now has 28 in total. Mali also recorded 7 new cases (total 18).
Tanzania reported one case taking its total to 14. Mozambique cases rose to 8 after recording one new case today while Seychelles also reported one new case taking its tally to 8. Zimbabwe recorded two new cases today (total 7). Libya which has for so long had no case reported 2 new cases today to raise its national tally to 3.
In total at least 3,089 new deaths have been recorded today Saturday worldwide, 61,465 new cases.
COVID-19 is believed to spread from one person to another when one touches mucus or saliva droplets of an infected person and then touch their T-zone (eyes, nose or mouth).
That is why people are encouraged to distance from one another by at least one metre and also regularly wash hand with soap. The symptoms include dry cough, fever and shortness on breath.