3 deaths, 94 New cases as COVID-19 Cases Surge in Kampala, Uganda

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COVID-19 Cases Surge in Kampala as Uganda registers 3 Deaths and 94 New Cases. The Ministry of Health has today, Thursday, registered the highest rise in the number of COVID-19 cases and Deaths in the country.

According to the ministry of health statement, Uganda has registered three more deaths to the virus and 94 new cases.

A total of 53 alerts and 33 contacts of previously confirmed cases, seven truck drivers, and a returnee from Kenya tested positive for COVID-19 according to the ministry of health.

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Uganda’s Capital, Kampala which has seen a rise in COVID-19 cases since the lifting of the lockdown has 51 alerts and 21 contacts of previously confirmed cases that have positive from the 2,094 samples from alerts and contacts tested today by the ministry of health.

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Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng at a press conference

The other alerts that tested positive for coronavirus were from Wakiso and Buvuma while the remaining contacts include; six from Nakaseke, three from Wakiso, two from Adjumani, and one from Koboko.

On the other hand, Uganda has registered three more COVID-19 deaths bringing the total number of fatalities to 19.

“The two fatalities are residents of Kampala; two males aged 45 and 31 years old and a 57-year-old female who passed on while in admission at different private hospitals in Kampala,” the ministry of health statement said.

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Additionally, 14 foreign truck drivers were denied entry in the country after testing positive for coronavirus.

The ministry of health has also warned the public of a high rate of community transmission in the Kampala Metropolitan Area following a spike in New Cases in the country’s Capital.

The country’s cumulative confirmed coronavirus cases are now at 1,750 with 1,194 recoveries.

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