Doctors walk inside the Ebola isolation section of Mubende Regional Referral Hospital, in Mubende, Uganda, Sept 29, 2022. In this remote Ugandan community facing its first Ebola outbreak, testing trouble has added to the challenges with symptoms of the Sudan strain of Ebola now circulating being similar to malaria. (HAJARAH NALWADDA / AP)
KAMPALA – Uganda's Ministry of Health on Monday said the cumulative number of Ebola deaths in the country has risen to 24 after five new deaths were recorded in the last four days.
The ministry in an update as of Oct 16 said the cumulative number of confirmed cases has also risen to 60 after two new confirmed cases were recorded. Meanwhile, the cumulative number of recoveries is 24 while those admitted are 11 cases.
The update comes at a time when the country is grappling with the deadly disease after the index case was announced in the central district of Mubende on Sept 20
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The update comes at a time when the country is grappling with the deadly disease after the index case was announced in the central district of Mubende on Sept 20.
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Mubende and the neighboring Kassanda district are under lockdown for 21 days and a night curfew as the government strives to contain the spread of the disease.
The government has also put the capital Kampala under a high response mode in case the disease breaks out in the city.