COVID-19 UPDATE: Uganda has recorded 17 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the national cumulative confirmed cases to 40,751, according to information by the health ministry.
The new cases were of tests done on March 24, 2021. The 17 cases include 16 contacts and alerts, and one truck driver from Malaba.
The alerts and contacts were recorded from Kampala (7) Masaka (3) Kyenjojo (1) Lamwo (1) Wakiso (1) Tororo (1) Gulu (1) and Mbale (1).
To date, 40,379 people have recovered. Out of which 12,559 recovered from health facilities, 27,820 from home-based care while 335 have succumbed to the disease. There are only 37 active cases on admission in health facilities.
So far, 927, 238 COVID-19 tests have been conducted across the country.
Regarding the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination, so far 46,444 people have received the jab.
Kenyan President issues new tough lockdown measures
Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of Kenya has announced new tough measures to counter the surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.
Top among the measures is the cessation of movement in and out of worst-hit counties; Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru effective midnight, Friday.
He also suspended all forms of gatherings and in-person meetings including cabinet and committee meetings within the counties.
“The ordinary sessions of August House and County Assemblies of Nairobi, Kajiado, Machakos, Kiambu and Nakuru are suspended. The speakers of Parliament and respective counties will move to effect this decision,” he said.