2 Succumb to COVID-19 as Death toll rises to 9

The ministry of health has today, 10-August, registered two COVID-19 deaths. Therefore this brings the number of the country’s fatalities to the virus to Nine.

The two are; A 46-year-old male from Kampala who died at Nsambya hospital and a 27-year-old male from Kyangwali refugee settlement in Hioma who died at Hioma Referral Hospital.

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The confirmed cases have also risen by 14 of the 2435 samples that were run bringing the cumulative total to 1,297.

The Ministry of Health says 1,014 of the samples were from the points of entry. In addition, while the remaining 1,421 samples were from contacts and alerts.

Nine of the 14 confirmed cases are contacts of the cases confirmed earlier in the Kampala Metropolitan Area. In addition, while the other cases are there alerts and two truck drivers.

According to the ministry of health, the alerts are from the Kampala Metropolitan Area. In addition, Ntungamu District, and Hioma District of which the case succumbed to the virus.

Five foreign truck drivers were denied entry after testing COVID-19 positive. These include 2 Kenyans who arrived from Kenya via the Malaba border and 3 Congolese who arrived from DRC via Goli point of entry.

Kampala Metropolitan Area has continued to have an increase in the number of community transmission of the virus as more alerts test positive.

However, the government has started distributing free face masks in Kampala. These were promised to be given to every Ugandan by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. In addition, as a measure to control the spread of coronavirus among the people.

Uganda’s total recoveries stand at 1,137 as the country continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

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