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434 people test positive for Coronavirus on Thursday

KAMPALA- The Ministry of Health has announced that the Coronavirus pandemic in Uganda is not about to stop if members of the general public continue refusing to adhere to standard operating procedures.

This was said on Thursday by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health Dr Diana Atwine shortly after the Ministry released Coronavirus cases tested Wednesday.

According to a statement issued on October 29th 2020 by the Ministry of Health, 434 new Coronavirus cases were registered across the country which has brought the total number of cases to 11,767, being the highest Uganda has recorded in one day since March. 

The Ministry of Health also indicated that 2 more people died from Coronavirus and both of them were from Yumbe District in Northern Uganda.

The Ministry reported that 430 cases were all contacts and alerts from the previous contact and Kampala had the highest number at 94 followed by Kiryadongo with 50 and Gulu District with 38 cases.

Other Coronavirus cases were reported from Nebbi with 35, Arua and Obongi with 30 each, Moyo 23, Wakiso 19, Yumbe 17, Mbarara 14, Terego 13, and  Adjumani District with 12 cases.

The statement also indicated that Iganga had 6 cases, Masaka 5, Mukono and Rubanda 4 cases, Jinja and Kyotera 3 cases while Bukomansimbi, Hoima, Kabale, Kasese, Koboko, Kabarole, Maracha, and Luweero districts each had 2 cases and Ntungamo, Amuru, Buikwe, Bunyangabu, Kiboga and Rubirizi district had one Coronavirus case each.

The Ministry of Health also announced that 2 other cases were Returnees from South Sudan and 2 truck drivers who entered Uganda through Lia and Elegu border entry points.


Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.


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