• Jan 24, 2022 . 1 min Read
  • COVID-19: 220 new cases, 9 deaths confirmed in Uganda

COVID-19: 220 new cases, 9 deaths confirmed in Uganda
Umar Kashaka
Journalist @New Vision

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 220 new cases of coronavirus in Uganda and nine related deaths.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 160,572, up from 160,352 on Sunday, January 23.

The total number of COVID-19 related deaths is now 3,483, up from 3,474 on Sunday.

The ministry said on Monday that the tests it ran on January 22 confirmed these new cases out of the 6,249 samples collected that day with 3.5% COVID-19 positivity rate.

While breaking down the new cases, the ministry said Kampala has 93, Wakiso 43, Nakasongola 34, Mityana 8, Soroti and Hoima have 7 and 5 new cases, respectively.

The districts of Kalaki, Amuru and Tororo have three each, while Mbarara and Jinja have two each.

Ngora, Luwero, Oyam, Kabarole, Nakapiripirit, Nabilatuku, Moyo and Busia have one new case each.

The ministry said truck drivers from Tororo (4), Mityana (3) and Kampala (1) tested positive for coronavirus.

It said cumulative recoveries are 99,095, up from 99,079 on Sunday and that 284 are active cases admitted to various health facilities.

The ministry said the total number of coronavirus doses administered in the country is now 12,599,741, up from 12, 430,501.

Entered third wave

Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, who is leading the ministry, announced on January 7, 2022, that Uganda had entered the third wave of coronavirus.

She appealed to Ugandans to get vaccinated against coronavirus and adhere to the standard operating procedures to contain the deadly virus.

The minister said then that a total of 4,006,000 Ugandans had been fully vaccinated which represented 18.2% of the targeted population of 22 million Ugandans who are 18 years and above.

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