COVID-19: Uganda records 639 new cases as total cases rise to 26,369

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 639 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 26,369.

The Ministry however recorded no new deaths as of Friday 11th December, 2020. Cumulative total of people who have died of Covid-19 is 220.

Out of 639 new cases, the ministry reports that 635 cases are from contacts and alerts with 4 cases from truck drivers at the border points.

The breakdown of the new cases by district are: Kampala (360), Wakiso (48), Kasese (24), Kiruhura (22), Masaka (18), Iganga (15), Kabarole (15), Kazo (15), Kabale (13), Kiboga (11), Mayuge (9), Mbale (9), Luwero (8), Namutumba (7), Kaliro (6), Kibuku (6), Mitooma (5), Tororo (4), Rukungiri (3), Kalungu (3), Mubende (3), Kitagwenda (3), Ibanda (3), Kanungu (2), Jinja (2), Arua (3), Amuru(2), Bushenyi (2), Bukomansimbi (2), Busia (2), Mbarara (2), Kagadi (2), Kisoro (2), Sembabule (1), Kamwenge (1), Ntungamo (1) Moyo (1)4 Truck Driver: Malaba PoE, Elegu PoE

The Ministry appeals to the population to adhere to SOPs and protect one another.

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While speaking at at State of Security Brief on NBS Television, Lt. Col. Dr. Henry Kyobe, the Incident Commander of the COVID-19 appealed to all Ugandans to stay vigilant and observe SOPs as virus cases continue to swarm in the country.

“We really have to watch over ourselves and make sure we adhere to the SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures). There is no in-between to adherence. You can’t say you’ll wear a mask today and not wear one the next time”

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Dr Kyobe adds “We need to guard ourselves not to get infected. COVID-19 outcomes from ICU patients are not pleasing.”

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