Uganda’s confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 10,000 mark

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Pedestrians, some wearing protective face masks, make their way along a street in downtown Kampala, Uganda, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Uganda has enforced restrictions for almost two months to arrest the virus outbreak, prohibiting movement by vehicles except for cargo and essential services. Photographer: Esther Ruth Mbabazi/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Pedestrians, some wearing protective face masks, make their way along a street in downtown Kampala, Uganda, on Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Uganda has enforced restrictions for almost two months to arrest the virus outbreak, prohibiting movement by vehicles except for cargo and essential services. Photographer: Esther Ruth Mbabazi/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Uganda on Wednesday reported 124 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the East African country to 10,069.

The health ministry said in a statement that out of 2,258 samples tested over the previous 24 hours, 122 contacts and alert cases and two Ugandan returnees from Jordan turned positive for the novel coronavirus.

Uganda has conducted a total of 513,414 samples since the index case was reported on March 21, the statement said.

So far, Uganda has registered a total of 6,531 recoveries and 95 deaths related to COVID-19, the ministry said

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