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Uganda has registered 94 new cases of Covid-19, the highest number ever recorded in a day since the first case was announced. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 1,750.

Three new deaths have also been recorded bringing the total COVID-19 deaths to 19. The recoveries are 1,194.

The three deaths are all residents of Kampala, two males aged 45 and 31 years and a 57-year old female. The trio passed on while admitted at different private hospitals where they had been admitted. They presented signs and symptoms consistent with Covid-19.

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Of the new confirmed cases, 53 are alerts out which 51 are from Kampala while the other two are from Buvuma and Wakiso.

Thirty three are contacts to previous confirmed cases, of these, 21 are from Kampala, 6 from Nakaseke, 3 from Wakiso and 3 from Adjumani and Koboko.

Seven truck drivers and one returnee from Kenya have also tested positive for the virus.

Early this week, Kampala was declared a hot spot by the Ministry of Health warning that there are a lot of yet to be detected cases as already positive people have been got from the highly populated areas.