The Ministry of Health on Wednesday said that 49 more people had succumbed to Covid-19, the highest figure ever registered in Uganda in a single day since March last year when the virus outbreak was confirmed in the country.

The ministry officials said the deaths occurred on June 14, 2021, pushing the total number of fatalities to 508 since March last year.

According to a statement issued by the ministry on Wednesday afternoon, at least 1,110 more people tested positive for the virus on June 14 as the total number of confirmed cases soared to 65631.

The new cases are contacts and alerts from different parts of the country, including Kampala which registered 555 cases, Wakiso which had 114 cases and Mbarara with 67 cases.

Fifty other new cases were registered in Gulu, 42 in Hoima, 37 in Nebbi, 29 in Busia and 20 in Butaleja.

Other cases were registered in Kyotera, Mukono, Iganga, Kaberamaido, Bunyangabu, Moyo, Kyenjojo, Arua, Kabarole, Tororo , Jinja, Namayingo and Bukomansimbi.

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