The number of new #Covid-19 positive cases registered in Uganda has continued to rise with the latest figures showing more than 1,000 cases, the highest daily increase in the second wave.
According to the Health Ministry, the tests done on June 1st indicate new 1,083 positive cases, with over 800 in Kampala.
The breakdown of the new cases are: 1,074 contacts and Alerts; Kampala (832), Wakiso (101), Lira (22), Luwero (20), Masaka (20), Tororo (19), Mbarara (14), Busia (11), Gulu (7), Yumbe (3), Mukono (2), Rukungiri (2), Nakaseke (2), Kabale (2), Jinja (2), Mbale (3), Adjumani (1), Kikuube (1), Kibuku (1), Kabarole (1), Amuru (2), Kiryandongo (1), Lamwo (1), Pader (2), Bugiri (1), Kyotera (1). 9 Truck Drivers: Mutukula PoE (8) Elegu PoE (1).
The cumulative confirmed cases to date are 49,759 with 365 deaths. 1,125,306 tests have been conducted since March 2020 while the cumulative recoveries are 47,760.
According to the ministry, the total number of people vaccinated against Covid-19 is 677,084.
In his previous address on Covid-19 last week, President Museveni confirmed that in Uganda, there are four new Covid variants from South Africa, India, UK and Nigeria.
Museveni yesterday Wednesday met the national task force on the COVID-19 response to discuss the new steps to take to curb the new wave in the country.
“I met the National Taskforce on COVID19 this afternoon at State House Entebbe. I will address the Nation on Sunday 6th June at 8pm on the steps we have decided to take to curb the new wave,” Museveni said.