COVID-19: Uganda Registers Two More Deaths as 21 Test Positive

Uganda has registered two COVID19 deaths today. This brings the number of total COVID19 death to eleven (11).

According to the ministry, the deceased are both residents of Kampala Metropolitan area. They include; a 60 year old male of Indian origin who passed on at International Hospital Kampala(IHK) and a 55 year old Ugandan malen who passed on while admitted in Intensive Care Unit at Mulago National Referral Hospital.

“They both had signs and symptoms consistent to COVID-19.Results from laboratories confirmed SARS-Cov2.” read part of the statement from the ministry.

Relatedly, the ministry of health Uganda has confirmed twenty one (21) new COVID-19 cases from 4,108 samples tested on 12th August, 2020.

Of the confirmed cases, eight (8) are truck drivers who arrived from Kenya via Malaba, three (3) are contacts to previously confirmed cases from Kampala Metropolitan Area, nine(9) are alerts while the other one (1) is a returnee from South Sudan.

Regarding the nine (9) alerts, five (5) are from Kampala Metropolitan area while four (4) are from Masaka, Kasese, Luwero and Iganga.

The ministry further notes that a total of twenty eight (28) foreign truck drivers including 24 Kenyans, 2 Congolese, 1 Burundian and 1 Tanzanian who tested positive for COVID19 were not permitted entry in to the country.

To date, Uganda registers a cumulative total of 1,353 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1,141 recoveries and eleven (11) COVID19 deaths.

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