The Ministry of Health has registered one more COVID-19 deaths to coronavirus and 49 new cases. This brings the country’s total death toll to the pandemic to 13.
The country’s latest fatality to the virus is a 50-year-old Ugandan male from Kiryandongo. The deceased is had presented COVID-19 like signs and symptoms, according to the ministry of health.
Meanwhile, the 49 new cases include; 37 alerts, 5 contacts of previously confirmed cases, 4 returnees, and 2 truck drivers that arrived from Kenya via Malaba border point.
Of the 37 alerts that tested positive for coronavirus, Kampala had the highest number of 17, followed by Namisindwa with 14. Others were from Wakiso, Kiryandongo, Mbarara, and Lamwo Districts.
Five contacts from Kampala and one from Bushenyi tested also tested COVID-19 positive.
Kampala was this week declared a COVID-19 hotspot by the minister of health, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, after the country’s capital has a surge in cases
Three of the four returnees that tested positive were from Saudi Arabia while one was from the USA.
A total of 19 foreign truck drivers that tested positive for COVID-19 of the 1302 samples that were from the points of entry were not allowed to proceed further in the country.
According to the Ministry of Health, Uganda’s confirmed COVID-19 cases are at 1,434 with 1,142 total recoveries and 13 COVID-19 deaths.
The World has registered over 21 million cases of COVID-19 that was declared on March 11, 2020, a pandemic by the World Health Organization.
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