KAMPALA – Uganda registered a total of 722 new cases of coronavirus in a 24-hour period, according to an update released by the Health Ministry on Tuesday morning.
This indicates a further drop in infections compared to results released on Tuesday that put overall infections in one day to 722 – translating to a 17.4% test positivity rate.
This development saw the cumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19 rise to 73,401 since the registration of the first case in March 2020.
The 722 cases were registered in the following areas: Kampala (515) Wakiso (109) Tororo (32) Luwero (25) Gulu (12) Nebbi (10) Mbarara (4) Jinja (4) Hoima (2) Mukono (1) Kalaki (1) Kabarole (1) Nakaseke (1) Mbale (1) Busia (1) Arua (10 Kikuube (1) Ntungamo (1)
Up to 1,099 COVID-19 patients are currently admitted in various medical facilities battling the novel coronavirus in Uganda. A total of 834,217 people have since received their COVID-19 jab (vaccination) as more doses arrive in efforts to fight the virus.
In the new report, a total of 1,270,745 tests have been conducted to date with up to 4,144 done on Sunday.
On Friday president Yoweri Museveni announced a 42-day national lockdown, banning public and private transport in a bid to slow down the infections. As well as transport services, churches, bars and all non-essential services were banned.