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7 Ugandans succumb to COVID-19 in a day as Schools reopening nears

KAMPALA- Uganda’s Health Ministry has registered 7 Coronavirus fatalities hiking the country’s death toll to 93.

The new deaths according to the Ministerial statement include 3 from Kampala as Mbarara, Jinja, Mbale, and Masaka each registering one.

The Ministry also recorded 163 coronavirus cases from tests done on Friday October 9th 2020 bring the Country’s Cumulative confirmed cases are now 9,701.

The country has also seen the recoveries increase to 6,022.

Of the new cases 124 are Contacts and alerts 26 of whom are from Kampala (26), 22 fromMbale, 13 from Karenga, 14 from Manafwa, Luwero 7, Tororo 9 and Gulu 4.

Others include 4 from Sironko, 3 from Bulambuli, 7 from Mbarara, Soroti 3, Bududa 2, Lira 2, Wakiso 2, Arua 1, Buikwe 1, Butaleja 1, Jinja 1, Masaka 1 and Rubanda 1.

The other cases are 38 returnees all from Jordan and a truck driver who arrived in the country via Malaba border point of entry.

The sharp increase in deaths comes just 5 days to the reopening of schools for finalists and candidates on October 15th 2020. The government closed down schools in March in a move to help over 15 million Ugandans from contracting the novel coronavirus.


Micah Kamusiime
Micah Kamusiime
Micah Kamusiime is a journalist and has been practicing since 2016. He has since covered a number of issues including the Rukungiri Woman MP By elections while at 91.8 Boona FM and tried to fight for the rights of needy Ugandans during the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak. Here were are to offer you the best, trusted and well researched news stories for human consumption and informative articles. Contact: +256774229136 | +256704900394


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