KAMPALA- Kanungu District has registered a 3rd Coronavirus case as Uganda’s tally continues surging up now and again.
The first case was a driver at the Kanungu based Kayonza tea factory who succumbed to the scourge on Friday September 4th 2020 before his wife later on tested positive for the virus.
The District since then quarantined more than 70 people who had contact with the deceased and his wife. Of the samples drawn from the people in quarantine today confirmed that one person has tested positive for the scourge.
The case was part of the 179 new coronavirus cases registered today from 3,473 samples tested on Sunday September 13th 2020.
Of the confirmed cases, 173 are alerts and contacts including 29 from Kampala, 21 from Gulu, 24 from Kitgum, 13 from Wakiso, 9 from Hoima , 8 from Lamwo, 7 from Butaleja, 9 from Lira, 8 from Kiryandongo, 5 from Amuru, 4 from Buikwe, 8 from Nyowa, 2 from Arua , 2 from Maracha, 2 from Nwoya, 2 from Masaka and 2 from Soroti.
Other cases include 1 from Kanungu, 1 from Kiboga , 1 from Apac, 1 from Bunyangabu, 1 from Busia, 1 from Isingiro, 1 from Kikuube, 1 from Kumi, 1 from Lamwo, 1 from Masindi, 2 from Nabilatuk, 1 from Nakapiripirit, 1 from Nebbi, 1 from oyam, 1 from Sembabule and 1 from Yumbe.
The Ministry also confirmed that other six cases are returnees who had recently returned to the country from India.
The ministry also notes that five (5) foreign truck drivers including 4 Congolese and 1 Kenyan who tested positive for COVID19 were not permitted entry in to the country.
To date, Uganda registers a cumulative total of 4,978 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 2,317 recoveries and fifty six (56) COVID19 deaths.
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