US Covid-19 Death Toll Exceeds 70,000 As Uganda Registers 55 Recoveries

The United States leads the world in the number of reported COVID-19 deaths and confirmed cases. There are more than 3.6 million COVID-19 cases worldwide and more than 253,000 deaths, according to the data.

The death toll in the United States from COVID-19 has surpassed 70,000, with the number of cases exceeding 1.19 million, Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Center data showed on Tuesday.

Health officials in the country have documented 70,115 fatalities and 1,192,119 cases overall, according to the data.

Globally, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases stands at more than 3.6 million, with over 253,000 deaths, Johns Hopkins University’s dashboard shows.

Meanwhile President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda on Monday May 4, 2020 relaxed restrictions on several non-essential businesses amid ongoing COVID-19 lockdown.

Addressing the nation from State House, Nakasero, Museveni praised Ugandans for “successfully” limiting the spread of the disease.

The lockdown has been in place for the last 45 days.

“Since food and essential goods shops operate, there is need to let wholesale dealers to operate,” said Museveni.

Hardware shops, garages, metal works, woodworks, insurance providers and about 30 lawyers should operate, he said.

Uganda has tested Over 5000 people so far and only 97 have been found positive, at least 38 of whom are foreigners. 55 others have recovered from the disease.

The foreigners include 14 Tanzanians, 17 Kenyans, 3 Burundians, 1 Canadian, 1 Indian, and 2 Chinese.

By Presstime, Uganda has not registered any Covid-19 deaths.

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