MoH admits falsely reporting 14 covid-19 deaths in a single day

On November 6, 2020, the Ministry of Health shockingly announced the highest number of COVID-19 deaths since the outbreak of the pandemic in March, with 14 allegedly patients succumbing to the Novel virus in a single day.

The results announced by the health ministry also confirmed 284 new patients and 14 deaths in Gulu, Kampala and Masaka.

However, the ministry’s spokesperson, Mr Emmanuel Ainebyoona today clarified that the deaths had occurred in four separate days.

“We have since established that these 14 deaths didn’t happen in a single day but were spread across four days. We regret the inaccuracy,” he tweeted.

Mr Ainebyoona reminded the population to wear facemasks, observe social distancing guidelines as well wash hands regularly to avoid contracting the deadly virus.

Uganda has recorded 14,403 Covid-19 cases, 132 deaths, and 7,771 recoveries as of November 8, 2020.

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