By Ritah Nakamya
The Ministry of Health of Health on Thursday announced 178 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Uganda.
The figure registered today, the second highest recorded in a single day, brings the total cases registered in the country since March 2020 to 3,288.
“Results from the COVID-19 tests done on 2nd September 2020 confirm 176 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans is now 3,288,” said a statement released by the Health Ministry on Thursday.
August 22nd 2020 registered the most cases when the Minister of Health, Jane Ruth Aceng announced 318 new COVID-19 confirmed cases.
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 39, Manafwa 70, Buikwe 13, Wakiso- 1, Kikuube- 17, Buvuma- 1, Mukono- 5, Namusindwa 1, Hoima 2, Tororo 2, Kyenjojo 1, Mbarara 1, Mbale 10, Moroto, 9 and Hoima 2.
A total of two health workers have contracted the contagious disease: one from Jinja and another from Kampala.
Meanwhile 2 cases were from the truck drivers from points of entry including Malaba and Busia.
One death has also been announced today.