The announcement brings the cumulative confirmed cases to 51,006.
The breakdown of the new cases are: 1,247 contacts and Alerts:Kampala (812) Wakiso (113) Luwero (58) Mbarara (38) Gulu (36) Masaka (22) Jinja (17) Mbale (13) Nebbi (11) Buikwe (10) Masindi (10) Dokolo (10) Kalungu (9) Nabitaluk (8) Arua (6) Lira (6) Yumbe (5) Kasese (4), Sironko (4) Hoima (4) Mayuge (3) Nakaseke (3) Bunyangabu (3) Kayunga (3) Bushenyi (3) Lyantonde (3) Moyo (3) Butaleja (3) Apac (3) Buvuma (2) Kabarole (2) Maracha (2) Kiboga (1) Kiruhura (2) Kamuli (2) Kyegegwa (1) Omoro (2) Kyenjojo (1) Kiryandongo (1) Oyam (1) Buliisa (1) Nakasongora (1) Kamwenge (1) Kumi (1) Kyotera (2).
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The global tally of COVID-19 cases climbed above 172 million on Friday, a day after the World Health Organization warned of a potential third wave in Africa with cases in the last two weeks up 20% from the previous fortnight.
Cases are climbing in 14 countries and in the past week alone, eight countries experienced a 30% increase in cases. South Africa is reporting a sustained increase in cases, while Uganda saw a 131% increase last week, driven by clusters in schools, rising cases among healthcare workers and intensive care units rapidly filling.