Uganda on Saturday confirmed 423 new cases of coronavirus pushing the accumulative number to 6017.
Of the new confirmed cases, Moroto district recorded the highest number of cases from tests done on Friday, September 18, according to the Ministry of Health.
The Commissioner General of Prison Dr Johnson Byabashaija revealed that some of the over 200 prisoners who on Wednesday escaped from Moroto Government prison were COVID-19 contacts who were waiting for their results.
In Kumi where 3 new cases were confirmed, one of the victims who was confirmed was infected by his daughter who travelled from Kampala to Atutur County in Kumi district.
The victim who was admitted at Atutur Hospital was later evacuated to Soroti Regional Referral Hospital for proper treatment.
The hunt for the contacts commenced.
Part of the confirmed cases are 411 alerts and contacts of previously confimed cases.
“Moroto (166), Kampala (85), Butaleja (59), Mukono (27), Lira (14), Mbale (10), Wakiso (9), Luwero (6), Buikwe (5), Kisoro (4), Gulu (3), Bududa (5), Jinja (4),
Kumi (3), Kanungu (1), Kapchorwa (4), Mpigi (1), Soroti (3), Mityana (1), Sironko (1),” reads a statement from MOH.
Additionally 12 returnees with 8 from Saudi Arabia, 3 from India and one from Jordan tested positive for coronavirus.
Uganda has also registered 2 new COVID-19 deaths from Kampala and Mpigi.
This brings the death toll to 63 while the 2,583 have recovered from COVID-19.