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Daily East African Update on COVID-19

Thursday 22th October, 2020

UGANDA

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Confirmed cases

10,933

Deaths

98

Recovered

7,154
Uganda registered her first case of COVID-19 on Saturday 21st March, 2020. The confirmed case was a Ugandan 36years of age who had arrived from Dubai. On his arrival, the patient had symptoms of COVID-19 ie High pressure of 37.8 degrees celsius. The patient was put under Quarantine and tested thus testing positive for COVID-19.

Uganda has today the 23rd July 2020, registered her 1st COVID_19 death. The deceased is a 34 year old Ugandan female a resident of Namisindwa District.

KENYA

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Confirmed cases

46,144

Deaths

858

Recovered

32,760

Kenya was the first East African country to register a COVID-19 case. This was registered on 13th March, 2020. The case was a Kenyan citizen who travelled to the United States via London, on his arrival back to kenya he had mailed symptoms of COVID-19 ie High temperature and flue, the patient was tested and confimed to be positive with COVID-19.

RWANDA

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Confirmed cases

5,012

Deaths

34

Recovered

4,798

Rwanda confirmed its first case of the COVID-19 on Saturday 14th March, 2020. The confirmed case was an Indian citizen who arrived from Mumbai. Rwanda became the second East African country to confirm a case  after Kenya had confirmed their first case on Friday 13th March, 2020.

SOUTH SUDAN

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Confirmed cases

2,870

Deaths

55

Recovered

1,290
South Sudan registered her first case of COVID-19 on 5th April 2020. The suspect presented to UN clinic on 2nd April 2020 with fever, headache and shortness of breath.

TANZANIA

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Confirmed cases

509

Deaths

21

Recovered

183

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has declared the country "coronavirus-free".

Tanzania registered her first case of COVID-19 on Monday 16th March, 2020. On Tuesday March 31, 2020, Tanzania confirmed its first coronavirus death.
"The corona disease has been eliminated thanks to God," Mr Magufuli told worshippers in a church in the capital, Dodoma on 8th June.The government has stopped publishing data on the number of coronavirus cases in the country.On 29 April, the last day official data was released, there were 509 cases, with 21 deaths and 183 recoveries in Tanzania.

BURUNDI

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Confirmed cases

550

Deaths

1

Recovered

497

Health officials in Burundi announced on Tuesday 31st march, 2020 the first two diagnosed cases of the COVID-19 virus. The two patients were Burundians, 56 and 42, who had arrived from Rwanda and the United Arab Emirates via Rwanda.

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