The COVID-19 death toll in Uganda has hit 316 people, with the highest number of people dying in just a day’s time.
A total of 11 people were recorded, by the health ministry, to have died within just a day.
There were more 178 new cases of infections, almost doubling the previous day’s reported infections. There were 94 people who got infected on Thursday.
On a sportive note, the number of recoveries was high; and in a day, 286 people were reported to have recovered, which took the cumulative total of recoveries to 13,699.
Uganda registered its first known case of COVID-19 at the end of March last year.
The number of cases have kept on growing since then.
The country expects to get a COVID-19 vaccine in the next couple of months.
The world is currently faced with a pandemic of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), a new virus that spreads so fast through droplet infection especially in crowded places and causes illness.
It is spread from person to person through sneezing or coughing (droplet infection), human to human contact, and contact with contaminated surfaces.
Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, running nose (flu), cough, general weakness, and difficulty in breathing if the patient develops pneumonia, among others.