The Ministry of Health in Uganda has for the first time announced that 327 Ugandans have fully recovered from COVID-19 in 24 hours.
The number of new recoveries is the highest ever in the country since the outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020. It brings the county’s cumulative recoveries to 50,702.
The country has also confirmed 1,025 new cases representing 12.3% of the 8,356 samples tested on 23rd June 2021 12.3%.
The new confirmed cases hike Uganda’s cumulative cases to 76,562 as of 23 June 2021.
The Ministry also registered new 49 COVID-19 deaths hiking the country’s cumulative deaths to 830.
As of today, 997 patients are battling the pandemic and admitted in health units as 843,039 people have been vaccinated countrywide.
The new confirmed cases consist of 1,023 contacts and alerts and 2 truck drivers with Kampala in the lead with Kampala 382 cases, Wakiso 101, Mbarara 126, Luwero 43, Kalungu 35, Gulu 35, Arua 31, Mityana 22, Mpigi 20, Namutumba 17, Kalaki 16, Soroti 13.
Rubanda, Busia and Kyotera 12 cases each, Kagadi 11, Iganga 9, Rukiga, Paliisa, Tororo, Namayingo, Bugiri andKatakwi each registered 8 cases, Kazo 7.
Dokolo, Masindi, Mitooma and Jinja registered 6 cases each, Bukedea, Kiboga and Kyankwanzi each registered 5, Nabitaluk, Kitgum, Rwampara, Kabale and Moyo each with 4 cases.
Kibaale, Kyenjojo, Koboko with 3 cases each,Rubirizi, Maracha, Rukungiri, Mukono, Ibanda, Hoima, Namisindwa, Adjumani, Omoro, Oyam registered two cases each as Lamwo, Amuru, Sheema, Packwach, Isingiro, Kasese, Rakai, Gomba, Amudat and Mbale each registered one case.
The Ministry also confirmed 2 truck drivers who tested positive, one from Malaba and another one from Elegu border points of entry.