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Uganda’s Ministry of Health said late Saturday that the country’s cumulative number of COVID-19 cases has surpassed the 40,000 mark after 40 new cases were recorded in the past 24 hours.

According to the ministry, total cases now stand at 40,019 since Uganda recorded its first case on March 21, 2020.

The statement said 34 recoveries were registered, bringing total recoveries to 14,486. The country has so far registered 328 COVID-19 deaths.

Uganda's COVID-19 cases surpass 40,000

Early this month, Uganda approved the purchase of 18 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from the Serum Institute of India. The vaccine doses are expected in the country next month.

The country’s President Yoweri Museveni recently said schools should reopen on March 1 for some classes after nearly a year of closure.

Xinhua