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Uganda's COVID-19 cases rise to 770 as 7 more test positive

Uganda’s COVID-19 cases have now risen to 770 after seven new cases were confirmed by from the 2,935 samples tested on Saturday.

Two of the new cases are truck drivers who were detected from Elegu and Malaba points of entry while five are contacts of previously confirmed cases from Kyotera and Amuru districts. 

Meanwhile, another 55 people recovered from the disease, increasing the total number of recoveries to 578 recoveries. Globally, confirmed coronavirus cases now stand at 8.8 million while the number of deaths stands at 464,701. 

Although Uganda's positive numbers seem to be going down, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently indicated an increase in the number of cases reported daily in recent weeks. The director-general of the World Health Organisation, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the world is in a new and dangerous phase of the global pandemic as countries begin to ease lockdowns.

Meanwhile, there are hundreds of projects around the world centred at finding a possible vaccine to protect people before they’re exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19. The minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng is optimistic that the COVID-19 vaccine will be available by the end of the year.


+1 #1 kabayekka 2020-06-22 08:29
It would help the Ministry of health to put more effort in treating the many sick people in the country that are suffering from other treatable DISEASES.

One understands that the medical personnel that have been making money from thevery sick people minus COVID19 are economically kaput!

And as this COVID19 figure of the sick goes up, the medical staff might resign in masse from such cheap and very risky labour employment jobs!
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+1 #2 Akot 2020-06-22 13:26
kabayekka, understood, so,

Ugandans MUST end Museveni's rule in UNITY & get chance to put in the kind of governance they want, then be able to handle issues to protect themselves & ensure their children/grand kids a different but better future!

Ugandans should know Museveni is going no where unless they bring down the tribalistic system, UNITE to block & force him out, then form the governance they want!

Why keep migrant Museveni in post & watch him loot, help him oppress/terrorise, tribally divide & rule for life, in the country that belongs to Ugandans?
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