The Ministry of Health of Health on Friday announced 77 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Uganda.
The figure registered today brings the total cases registered in the country since March 2020 to 2,756.
“Results from the COVID-19 tests done on 27th August 2020 confirm 7 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans is now 2,756,” said a statement released by the Health Ministry on Friday.
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 42, Amuru 4, Wakiso- 3, , Luweero- 3, Kikuube- 4, Mukono- 4, Jinja- 1, Bundibugyo 1, Busia 1 and Busia 1.
A total of 9 health workers have contracted the contagious disease including 5 in Kampala, 2 in Kikube one in Arua and one in Gulu.
Meanwhile 3 cases were from the truck drivers from different points of entry including Malaba 1, Malaba 1 and Busia 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.