COVID-19: Uganda confirms 7 new deaths in as cases surge

KAMPALA: At least seven people have succumbed to COVID-19 in Uganda, according to reports from the health ministry released on Monday 21 December.

This brings the total the number of COVD-19 deaths to 238 cases.

The report from the Ministry also confirmed 197 new covid-19 positive cases from over 600 cases which the country has been recording for a number of days.

The number of covid-19 recoveries has also gone up to 10,549 cases, with 80 new recoveries reported in a day.

The world is currently faced with a pandemic of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), a new virus that spreads so fast through droplet infection especially in crowded places and causes illness. It is spread from person to person through sneezing or coughing (droplet infection), human to human contact and contact with contaminated surfaces.

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Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include Fever, Running Nose (flu), Cough, General Weakness, difficulty in breathing if the patient develops pneumonia

The health ministry and the government’s reminder to the public has always been to adherence to the guidelines which include wearing masks, keeping social distance, and washing hands with either soap or disinfectants.

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