The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Uganda has more than doubled after 176 new cases from the 5,453 samples tested on September 2 – more than double the 75 new cases on September 1 - plus 1 death, were registered yesterday.
In its daily COVID-19 update, the Ministry of Health announced that all but 4 of the new cases are contacts and alerts, pointing to a wider scope of community transmissions as Ugandans head towards the business end of the election season.
Of the 172 cases of alerts and contacts, Manafwa registered 70 cases, 39 are from Kampala, 17 from Kikuube, 13 from Buikwe, 10 from Mbale, 9 from Moroto, 5 from Mukono, 2 from Hoima and 2 from Tororo.
Buvuma, Kyenjojo, Mbarara, Namisindwa and Wakiso registered one case each while the dead person was a 40-year old man from Wakiso district.
The other 4 cases are 2 truck drivers and 2 health workers - 1 from Jinja and another from Kampala.
Yesterday’s statistics show that COVID-19 cases were registered in 13 districts from all corners of the country, meaning that the pandemic could be continuing to spread further.
This means that the cumulative cases of Coronavirus in Uganda are now 3,288.