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COVID-19 Updates: Community Transmissions Make up 100% of Daily COVID-19 Numbers

For the first time since the first case of COVID-19 was registered in the country on March 23, community transmissions constituted 100% of the daily COVID-19 figures after 86 out of the 86 cases discovered from the 3,016 samples tested on September 10 were alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases.

At the start of the outbreak of the pandemic in Uganda, most of the cases were of truck drivers coming in from foreign countries but according to the daily Ministry of Health COVID-19 update, 86 of yesterday’s cases are all community transmissions.

Of the 86 cases, Kampala registered 36 cases, Gulu registered 15, Moroto 12, Mukono 7, Lira 5, Wakiso 4, Kitgum and Lamwo 2 cases each and one case each from Buliisa, Oyam and Zombo.

The country also registered a death from Kampala as the total number of deaths reached 49.

This means that the cumulative number of COVID-19 cases in Uganda is now 4,377 while the recoveries still stand at 1,998.