WORLD Ebola death cases in Uganda rise to 24: ministry


Ebola death cases in Uganda rise to 24: ministry


21:10, October 18, 2022

Members of Doctors without borders NGO set up an Ebola treatment isolation unit at the Mubende regional referral hospital in Uganda on September 24, 2022. (Photo: AP)

KAMPALA, Oct. 18 (Xinhua) -- 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.

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.

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