Uganda’s COVID-19 death toll crosses 1,000 mark

Health workers wearing protective suits as a precaution lower the body of a covid-19 victim for burial at a graveyard in Gulu, northern Uganda. The East African country now has more than 6,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 60 deaths. /Sally Hayden/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images

Uganda’s Ministry of health has reported that the death toll from COVID-19 has crossed the 1,000 mark.

As at June 30, the ministry stated that a total of 1,111 people had succumbed to the disease.

Uganda has thus far recorded 82,082 positive coronavirus cases and 54,158 recoveries.

A total of 861,645 persons have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in the country.

This even as the country’s Minister of Health is Friday afternoon expected to address the nation to provide a comprehensive update on the current COVID-19 situation in the country.

World Health Organization on Thursday also stated that the Delta variant was detected in 97% of samples sequenced in Uganda.

66% of severe illness in people younger than 45 years is attributed to the Delta variant in the country.