By David Vosh Ajuna
Uganda has eclipsed 10, 000 Corona virus cases, according to new data released by the Ministry of Health on Wednesday afternoon.While some Ugandans seem less bothered about data from the ministry, the 124 new cases from tests done on October 13, 2020 put the total number of cases reported in Uganda at 10, 069 from the time the first case was reported in late March.”Why should I abide by what they say, yet the press showed them omitting their very own guidelines,” remarked a cyclist-Swaibu Kiggundu.The breakdown of the new cases leading to 10, 069 is as follows;122 cases reported today are from contacts and alerts with Kampala taking a majority 37 cases. 24 new cases have been confirmed in Luweero, 13 in Kikuube, 12 in Rubanda, 7 each in Hoima and Jinja, 4 each in Wakiso, Lira and Amuru, 3 in Omoro , 2 each for Gulu and Kisoro. Districts of Kwania, Masindi and Mukono each confirmed a single case while 2 new cases are of Jordan returnees. With no new death reported today, Uganda’s Covid-19 related fatalities remain at 95, all as the virus continues to establish its toeholds in the pearl. Advertisement
At least 6, 531 patients have recovered from the contagion since the outbreak in Uganda. According to the Ministry of Health, 513, 414 samples have been tested as of Wednesday, October 14, 2020. The Ministry of health is still rallying people to remain vigilant while also observing the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and state directives in the wake of the pandemic.”Wear a mask, wash your hands and keep your distance,” reads a frequent dispatch from the Ministry of Health.Data from the Hopkins university indicates that over 38 million cases have been reported worldwide. 1, 090, 000 people have succumbed to the virus, and at least 28, 870, 000 people have recovered.This week, China and some parts of Europe reinstated lockdowns as virus trials continue to stumble.”Using the principle of the so-called “herd immunity” to stem the COVID-19 pandemic is “unethical” and not an option, countries should pursue to defeat the virus,” head of the World Health Organisation (WHO)- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Tuesday.