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2nd June 2021 Covid-19 Updates: Real Scare as Virus Spreads to 32 Districts

LATEST POSITIVE CASES HIGHEST SINCE OUTBREAK

By Markson Omagor

 

MBALE

The second wave of Covid-19 is worrying health workers with numbers surging every passing day.

 

The tests carried out on Monday 31st May 2021 confirmed 915 new cases cutting across 32 districts in Uganda. It also posted the highest figures since the outbreak in March last year.

 

Kampala still posted the highest figure with 600 confirmed positive, followed by Wakiso with 83 and Gulu coming third with 34 cases.

 

Others are; Luwero (24) Kasese (18) Kiryandongo (16) Masaka (17) Mbale (13) Tororo (11) Mbarara (15) and Mpigi (10).

 

The districts that posted less than 10 cases are; Lira (7) Arua (7) Kabarole (5) Zombo (5) Jinja (5) Hoima (4) Soroti (4)Bushenyi (4) Busia (3) Moyo (4) Namisindwa (3) Serere (2) Katakwi (2) Kyotera (2) Mubende (2) Mukono (2) Adjumani (1) Koboko (1) Kikuube (1) Amuru (1) Masindi (1) and Amuru (3).

 

Others who tested positive are 5 Truck Drivers; 4 from Mutukula Point of Entry and 1 in Kampala.

 

These cases arose from tests carried out on 5,655 persons indicating a test positivity rate of 16.2%.

 

The cumulative confirmed cases are 48,676 with 523 cases admitted in several health facilities. The country has also reported 2 new deaths bringing the number to 364 as of end of May 2021.

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