COVID-19: Uganda Registers Two New Deaths as 124 Test Positive

Uganda has registered two (2) COVID19 deaths today. The deceased are both Ugandan males aged 53 and 56 years old from Paliisa and Jinja districts respectively.

This brings the total number of COVID19 deaths to forty six (46).

In the same vein, the ministry of health Uganda has confirmed 124 new COVID-19 cases from 4,242 samples tested on 7th September, 2020.

Of the confirmed cases, 105 are alerts and contacts including 37 from Kampala, 15 from Wakiso , 11 from Kitgum, 6 from Buikwe, 6 from Masaka , 5 from Kikuube, 4 from Namisindwa, 4 from Pader, 3 from Jinja,3 from Oyam, 2 from Arua, 2 from Bundibugyo, 2 from Kasese, 1 from Adjumani, 1 from Hoima, 1 from Kiboga, 1 from Mbale and 1 from Ngora.

The other cases include thirteen (13) health workers, 3 of whom are from Apac, 2 from Lira, 1 from Hoima, 1 from Tororo, 1 from Masaka, 1 from kikuube, 1 from Oyam, 1 From Jinja, 1 from Gulu , and 1 from Kasese.

Four returnees from Kenya, Rwanda, Oman and Pakistan also tested positive for COVID19 as well as two (2) truck drivers who arrived via Mpondwe and Lia points of entry.

The ministry further notes that one congolese truck who tested positive for COVID19 were not permitted entry in to the country.

To date, Uganda registers a cumulative total of 3,900 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1,817 recoveries and forty six (46) COVID19 deaths.


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