COVID-19 Deaths rise to 13 as Uganda Confirms 49 New cases.

coronavirus cases
Share this Story:

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.

Fortebet Uganda

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.

ALSO, SEE
Uganda registers 12th COVID-19 Death as Cases Rise To 1,385.

2 Kampala Residents Succumb To COVID-19 as Cases Surge

19 New Cases Confirmed as Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Hit 1,332

8 alerts from Namisindwa test positive as COVID-19 cases rise by 16

We as Cyclone Times Uganda continue to urge all Ugandans to stay vigilant during this time. In addition, we encourage you to keep a social distance and also avoid going crowded places.

Support our journalism with a contribution of any size!!

Your support helps Cyclone Times to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open for everyone around the world. Donate to us and push our news to the next level. We want to give you the best service everyday. Your contribution counts! (Mobile Money and Credit Cards are well support). Click Here to Donate

 6,653 total views,  5 views today

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *