KAMPALA – The Ministry of Health has confirmed 270 new COVID-19 cases from tests done on Saturday, September 19,2020.
This brings the cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans to 6,287.
According to the ministry part of the new cases are 240 alerts and contacts of previously confimed cases.
“Kampala (59), Gulu (56), Oyam (22), Mbale (17), Wakiso (15), Moroto (10), Amudat (8), Bududa (4), Busia (4), Hoima (5), Kitgum (5), Sironko (5), Budaka (2), Iganga (2), Lamwo (3), Luwero (2), Mbarara (2) Mityana (2), Mukono (2), Arua (2), Dokolo (1), Jinja (1), Kanungu (1), Kole (1), Kween (1), Kyenjojo (1), Lira (1), Mayuge (1), Napak (1), Nwoya (1), Terego (1), Tororo (1) and Koboko (1),” reads a statement from the ministry.
Additionally, 29 returnees with 25 from Saudia Arabia, 3 from India and 1 from Norway also tested positive for coronavirus as well as 1 truck driver from Malaba.
2,616 according to MOH statistics have recovered from coronavirus while 63 have died from the same.
President Yoweri Museveni is expected to address the nation tonight at 8pm after it was pushed from Saturday, September 19.
The President who this week summoned a special cabinet meeting to determine the future of learners and other sectors such as bars, sports and music events, will guide the nation on the next step amid rising coronavirus cases.
“Good people, the Presidential Address on Covid-19 has been rescheduled to Sunday, September 20th, at 8pm. It will be live on TVs and radios. Asante,” Senior Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama said via his Twitter and Facebook.