By Aloysious Kasoma
Uganda yesterday registered 143 new Covid-19 cases and two more deaths, taking the cumulative infection tally to 5,266 cases and 60 deaths.
Health ministry statistics indicate that the new cases were registered from 2,606 samples tested on Tuesday from alerts, contacts, and returnees and at points of entry.
Of the 2,606 samples, 64 cases were from alerts, 71 from contacts, eight returnees and two deaths.
Of the 135 cases of contacts and alerts, 66 positive cases were from Kampala, 15 from Buikwe, 14 from Lira, Seven from Mbale, Two from Wakiso, three from Masaka while Arua and Zombo had one each.
Uganda’s Covid-19 curve continues to rise, five months after the first cases were recorded in the country.
More than 4.3 million people worldwide have been infected with the virus.
Health experts are now concerned about the rising infections, especially in congested areas such as Kampala, where majority of the populated Keep violating guidelines such as wearing facemasks, social distancing and sanitising among others.