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Uganda Virus Research Institute


Covid-19 Update 09-10-2020

7 new COVID-19 deaths registered; 3 from Kampala, 4 from: Mbarara, Jinja, Mbale and Masaka. Results of COVID-19 tests done on 09 October 2020 confirm 163 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases are now 9,701.  Please see attached poster for details and more information. The breakdown of the new cases are: Contacts and alerts (124): Kampala (26), Mbale (22), Karenga (13), Manafwa (14), Luwero (7), Tororo (9), Gulu (4), Sironko (4), Bulambuli (3), Mbarara (7), Soroti (3), Bududa (2), Lira (2), Wakiso (2), Arua (1), Buikwe (1), Butaleja (1). Jinja (1), Masaka (1), Rubanda (1) and 38 returnees from Jordan

1 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted. According to the Ministry of Health – Uganda, following a Presidential Directive of deducting all foreign truck drivers from Uganda’s case count, the confirmed COVID-19 cases now stands at 9,701. The total number of recoveries stands at 6,022 in Uganda. Uganda has registered 93 COVID-19 related deaths. Remember to consistently and correctly wear cotton fabric masks when in public; with the increased number of community spread cases. Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Also, continue to follow WHO guidelines on social distancing, keep at least 4 meters from the individual nearest to you.

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