2 Kampala Residents Succumb To COVID-19 as Cases Surge

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Uganda has today Registered Two more deaths of COVID-19 bringing the country’s total number of fatalities to 11.

“The Ministry of Health could like to inform the general public that Uganda has registered two(2). This brings the total number of deaths to eleven (11),” the Ministry of Health statement read.

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“The two fatalities are residents of Kampala Metropolitan Area,” it added.

The fatalities are” a 60-year-old male of Indian origin who passed on at International Hospital Kampala (IHK) and a 55-year-old Ugandan male who passed on while admitted in the intensive care unit at Mulago National Referral Hospital.

The ministry of health adds that both fatalities presented COVID-19 symptoms and tested positive for the virus.

The ministry of health has also confirmed 21 new cases of coronavirus which include; 8 truck drivers who arrived from Kenya via Malaba Border point, 3 contacts 9 alerts, and a returnee from South Sudan.

Five alerts and three contacts of previously confirmed cases in the Kampala Metropolitan Area tested positive.


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The other alerts that tested COVID-19 positive where from Masaka, Luwero Kasese and Iganga

Additionally, 28 foreign truck drivers were denied entry when they tested positive for COVID-19 of the 2,871 samples that were run at the points of entry.

Of the foreign truck drivers that tested positive, 24 were Kenyan, 2 were Congolese while the remaining were a Tanzanian and a Burundian.

Uganda’s cumulative total of confirmed COVID-19 cases is now at 1,353 with 1,141 recoveries and 11 deaths.

In conclusion, as cyclone times Uganda, we continue to urge all Ugandans to keep a social distance.

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