Uganda’s COVID-19 cases surpass 60,000

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A nurse prepares to administer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to a man at the Bwama Health Centre III in Western Uganda, Wednesday April 28, 2021. Uganda government has embarked on vaccinating people in hard to reach areas., Remote islands in Uganda have tested the efforts of health officials delivering COVID-19 vaccine doses as global efforts to access hard-to-reach areas continue. (AP Photo/Patrick Onen)
FILE PHOTO: A nurse prepares to administer the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to a man at the Bwama Health Centre III in Western Uganda. (AP Photo/Patrick Onen)

Uganda’s Ministry of Health said Saturday that the country’s cumulative number of COVID-19 cases clocked the 60,250 mark after the country reported 1,735 new infections in the past 24 hours.

The statistics released by the Ministry of Health also indicated that 15 people had succumbed to the virus, bringing the total number of deaths to 423.

And 400 recoveries were registered during the period, bringing the total recoveries to 48,160.

The total number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 has hit 777,805 people, according to the ministry.

The country remains in partial lockdowns as social gatherings and inter-district travel are prohibited.

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