KAMPALA – The Ministry of Health has Sunday August 13, 2020 confirmed 66 new COVID-19 cases taking cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans to 1,500.
A statement from MoH indicates that of the 66 news cases, 30 are from Kampala, 7 from Wakiso, 6 from Namisindwa and 10 from Tororo, Moroto, Katakwi, Buikwe, Bukwo, Bundibugyo, Mbale, Isingiro, Hoima and Buliisa.
11 contacts to previously confirmed cases included 9 from Kampala and 2 from Namisindwa and Nakaseke.
2 returnees from Ethiopia Oman also tested positive for COVID-19.
According to MoH, 16 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted
The Ugandan recoveries are 1,142 with 12 confirmed deaths.
Kampala is among the three top districts that account for the biggest percentage of all confirmed cases in Uganda as the health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng confirmed on Thursday August 13.
Kampala this week saw a major surge in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases, making it the new virus hotspot.
“Kampala has joined the hotspot districts and I want to encourage Ugandans that the direction in which this pandemic will go in this country will be determined by the population, Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said in televised address to the country.
“If we’re responsible, people we’ll keep it under control but if we’re careless then it may blow out of proportion and cause us to loose some good number of lives,” she added.