Ugandan Registers 2 new COVID-19 deaths

Posted: 2020-08-13T10:12:37Z
Ugandan Registers 2 new COVID-19 deaths

Uganda has registered two new COVID-19 related deaths, the Ministry of Health has announced. This brings to 11, the number of deaths so far registered.

The deceased are both residents of Kampala Metropolitan Area. These include; a 60 year old male Indian National who died at International Hospital Kampala, IHK and a 55 year old male Ugandan who died at Mulago National Referral Hospital Intensive Care Unit, ICU.

Results from laboratories where their samples were tested, confirmed SARS-COV-2.

Meanwhile, 21 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed from samples tested on Wednesday. 8 of the cases are truck drivers who arrived from Kenya through Malaba point of Entry, 3 contacts to previously confirmed cases in Kampala and one returnee from South Sudan.

Others include; 9 alerts. 5 are from Kampala Metropolitan area, while the other 4 are from Masaka, Kasese, Luweero and Iganga. 28 foreign truck drivers who tested negative, were turned away.

Uganda now has 1,353 cumulative confirmed cases, 1,141 cumulative recoveries and 11 deaths.