COVID-19: Uganda’s Death Toll Hits 15 as 60 Test Positive

Uganda has registered two more COVID19 deaths today. This brings the number of total COVID19 death to fifteen (15).

According to the ministry, the deceased are both Ugandan males aged 63 and 33 years old.

They were both admitted at Rubaga hospital with signs and symptoms consistent to COVID19.

Relatedly, the ministry of health Uganda has confirmed sixty (60) new COVID-19 cases from 4,108 samples tested on 16th August, 2020.

Of the confirmed cases, twenty eight (28) are alerts, fourteen (14) are contacts to previously confirmed cases , fourteen (14)  are returnees and four (4) are truck drivers two of whom arrived South Sudan while the other two arrived from DRC

Concerning the 28 alerts , 15 are from Kampala, 5 from Namisindwa, 2 from Luweero and 6 from Moroto, Aria, Gulu, Pader, Katakwi and Kasese.

Regarding the 14 contacts,7 are from Kasese, 4 from Kampala and 3 from Aria, Masaka and Kikuube.

Among the returnees, 9 returned from Saudi Arabia, 2 from Kenya and 3 from Germany, Oman and Ethiopia.

The ministry further notes that a total of twenty one (21) foreign truck drivers including 11 Kenyans, 7 Congolese, 2 Eritreans and 1 Tanzanian who tested positive for COVID19 were not permitted entry in to the country.

To date, Uganda registers a cumulative total of 1,560 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1,165 recoveries and fifteen (15) COVID19 deaths.

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