COVID-19: Death Toll Rises To 16 as Uganda Confirms 53 New Cases

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The Ministry of Health has today registered one COVID-19 death bringing the total number of fatalities to 16.

“The deceased is a 60-year-old Ugandan Male from Mbale District. He presented at a private health facility in Mbale District with signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19 and was under isolation,” the ministry of health statement said.

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“He was then referred to Mbale referral Hospital for further management where he passed on,” he added

The ministry of health says a total of 16 contacts to the deceased have so far been listed.

Uganda has also confirmed 53 new COVID-19 cases from the 2,170 samples from contacts and alerts that were tested. These include 35 alerts and 18 contacts of previously confirmed cases.

Kampala had 28 of the alerts that tested positive for COVID-19. The others include; 3 from Buikwe, 2 from Wakiso, 2 from Amuru, and one from Buvuma and Soroti.

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“The 18 contacts of previously confirmed cases are broken down as follows;- 10 are from Kikuube, 5 are from Kampala, and 3 are from Busia, Masindi, and Wakiso,” the ministry of health statement said.

According to the Ministry of Health, 11 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permanent.

These were from the 1,955 samples from the points of entry that were tested.

Meanwhile, the country’s COVID-19 cases are at 1,656 of which 1,188 have recovered.

In conclusion, as cyclone times Uganda continue to urge the general public to keep a social distance. Therefore, always sanitize with soap or hand sanitizers every time you touch any surfaces. Also, ensure you avoid crowded places and keep following the preventive measures put in place by the Ministry of Health.

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