2 COVID-19 Deaths Recorded in Kampala As Cases Rise to 2,972

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2 COVID-19 Deaths Recorded in Kampala As Uganda’s confirmed Cases Rise to 2,972.

The country’s cumulative confirmed coronavirus cases have hit 2,972. This follows the increase in the number of new cases on Monday by 44.

According to the ministry of health, the new cases are from the 42 alerts and contacts, a returnee, and a truck driver.

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Today’s alerts and contacts that tested positive for COVID-19 are from Kampala with 31, Wakiso with five, Kitgum with four, Arua with two. The remaining two contacts and alerts are from Gulu and Tororo.

The truck driver that tested positive for COVID-19 was from Kenya via Malaba border point of entry while the returnee from UAE.

Meanwhile, two more Ugandans from Kampala have succumbed to the coronavirus pandemic.

“Two COVID-19 deaths were recorded, Both fatalities are Ugandan nationals and are residents of Kampala,” the ministry of health statement reads.

This brings the total COVID-19 deaths in Kampala, the country’s largest hotspot to 23, accounting for the biggest percentage of Uganda’s fatalities.

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Four foreign truck drivers including three Kenyans and a Burundian were denied entry into the country. In addition when they tested positive for COVID-19 at the different border points.

Currently, Uganda has registered 1,288 coronavirus recoveries and 32 fatalities.

We as Cyclone Times continue to urge the general public to stay vigilant during this trying time for the country. We, therefore, call upon all the people of Uganda to follow the guidelines issued by the Ministry of Health. In addition, always keep a social distance and also avoid over-crowded places. Finally, make sure you always wear your mask.

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