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Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Rise to 902

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The confirmed cases are part of 1,958 samples that were tested yesterday. All of the confirmed cases are Ugandans. Seven of the confirmed cases are contacts who were picked from Amuru and Tororo while the other cases were of two truck drivers from the Malaba point of entry
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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to 902 after nine samples tested positive yesterday.

The confirmed cases are part of the 1,958 samples that were tested yesterday. All of the confirmed cases are Ugandans.

Seven of the confirmed cases are contacts who were picked from Amuru and Tororo, while the other cases were of two truck drivers from the Malaba point of entry.

With a few cases away from hitting the 1000 mark, the minister of health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says that people need to take precautions.

"As we register more cases in communities, it is important that people take the necessary precautions. People should wash their hands and wear a mask to protect themselves," said Dr. Aceng.

A rise in cases is being reported all around the country. Over 160,000 cases of COVID-19 are reported globally everyday according to the World Health Organisation - WHO.

As of today, the number of reported cases stands at 10.6 million reported cases. According to WHO, over 6 million cases which accounts for 60 percent of all reported cases were reported in June, 2020.

Last month many countries that had instituted nation wide lockdowns begun lifting them. Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director general of health services says countries should expect flare ups in the cases.

"Flare-ups are to be expected as countries start to lift restrictions. We will never get tired of saying that the best way out of this pandemic is to take a comprehensive approach. Not testing alone. Not physical distancing alone. Not contact tracing alone. Not masks alone. Do it all. Countries that have adopted this comprehensive approach have suppressed transmission and saved lives," he said.

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