Uganda has today registered Two more COVID-19 deaths bringing the total number of fatalities to 15.
“The ministry of health could like to inform the general public that Uganda has registered two(2) deaths. This brings the total COVID-19 deaths to fifteen (15),” the Ministry of Health statement reads.
“The two COVID-19 deaths are both Ugandan males aged 63 and 33. They were admitted at Rubaga Hospital with signs and symptoms consistent to COVID-19,” the statement reads.
Meanwhile, the country has also confirmed 60 new cases of COVID-19. These include; 28 alerts, 14 contacts of previously confirmed cases, 14 returnees and 4 truck drivers.
Fifteen of the alerts that tested positive are from Kampala and five are from Namisindwa. The other six alerts are from Moroto, Arua, Gulu, Pader, Katakwi and Kasese.
Among the 14 contacts that tested positive, Seven are from Kasese, four are from Kampala while the remaining three are from
Masaka, Kikuube and Arua.
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Nine returnees from Saudi Arabia, two from Kenya, and three from Germany, Ethiopia and Oman also tested positive for COVID-19
Of the 1,411 samples tested at the points of entry, four Ugandan truck drivers were positive and 21 foreign truck drivers were denied entry after their results turning positive.These include 11 Kenyans, 7 Congolese, 2 Eritreans and a Tanzanian.
Government yesterday said that the country was entering the critical stage in it’s fight against COVID-19.
It also said that it was considering to set up designated burial sites for COVID-19 Victims across the country if the death rate persisted.
Uganda’s total confirmed cases now stand at 1,560 with 1,165 recoveries.
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