The ministry of health has this afternoon reported 182 new COVID-19 cases from tests done on October 7,2020. The cumulative confirmed cases in Uganda are now 9,442.
The breakdown of the new cases are: Contacts and Alerts (177): Kampala (110), Gulu (10), Moyo (9), Gomba (6), Koboko (5), Wakiso (7), Moroto (4), Soroti (4), Yumbe (4), Amuru (3), Kotido (3), Buvuma (2), Arua (1), Dokolo (1), Katakwi (1), Lamwo (1), Luwero (1), Maracha (1), Nabilatuk (1), Obongi (1), Kaberamaido (1) and Adjumani (1).
Other new cases are four returnees; Saudi Arabia (1), Qatar (1), Oman (1) and South Sudan (1). The other case is a truck driver from Mutukula Point of Entry.
The total cumulative recoveries are also continuing to rise as they now stand at 5,781. The number of people that have succumbed to COVID-19 are 85.
Today morning the COVID-19 response has been boosted with five brand new fully equipped ambulances from SICPA.
“As we begin home based care, there’s more need to pick up cases as they progress from moderate to severe as quickly as possible and bring them to isolation centers. There’s no better vehicle to do this than the ambulances that are meant exactly for that,” said Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the Health Minister.