The Ministry of Health of Health on Thursday declared 155 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Uganda.
The triple figure registered in a single day brings the total cases registered in a country since March 2020 to 2,679.
“Results from the COVID-19 tests done on 26th August 2020 confirm 155 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans is now 2,679,” said a statement released by the Health Ministry on Thursday.
Saturday last week registered the most when the Minister of Health, Jane Ruth Aceng announced 318 new COVID-19 confirmed cases more than tripled the numbers registered the previous day at 98.
Some of the prominent names have declared themselves COVID-19 positive including the Assistant Inspector of Police, Asan Kasingye and physical planner Amanda Ngabirano.
The new cases are from, Kampala 71, Wakiso- 8, Buikwe- 2, Luweero- 2, Kikuube- 12, Mukono- 6, Jinja- 8, Kapchorwa- 1, Amuru- 1, Bundibugyo 1, Tororo – 5 and Gulu 4, Kitgum 3, Pader 3, Busia 1, Kyegegwa 1, Mbale 1, Isingiro 1, Kaseses 1, Kiryandongo , Mbarara 1 and Busia 1.
A total of 9 health workers have contracted the contagious disease including 6 in Kampala, 2 in Wakiso and one in Jinja.
Meanwhile 5 cases were from the truck drivers from different points of entry including Malaba 2, Mutulula 1, Busia 1 and Bwera 1.
Two deaths from COVID-19 were also announced on Thursday bringing the total number of deaths to 28. The deceased not named include an aged 58 year old man from Kapchorwa district and 59 years old from Mbale.