Uganda recorded as many as 1,735 new cases of COVID19 on Thursday June 10 – the country’s highest single day number, latest Ministry of Health figures show.
The Health Ministry has also confirmed 15 new COVID19 deaths.
Most of the new cases are from Kampala which recorded 1,117 cases followed by Wakiso with 171 and Gulu with 111 cases.
The cumulative confirmed cases have now risen to 60,250. So far, 48,160 people have recovered from the deadly infection.
A total of 423 people have in Uganda died of COVID19 as the positivity rate slips to 18.3%.
Uganda has registered a spike in COVID-19 cases since mid-April when the second wave began, registering an increase of more than 130 per cent in recent weeks.
To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the government imposed a partial lockdown for 42-days, including a travel ban between districts outside the Kampala Metropolitan Area, closure of schools and strict enforcement of curfew hours, among other measures.