By Mable Nakibuuka
The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Uganda has risen to 19, according to the Ministry of Health.
Ministry officials reveal that results from COVID-19 tests done on 20th August 2020 confirmed 98 new cases, which brings the cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans to 1,848 and total Recoveries to 1,199.
According to the new Ministry, COVID-19 confirmed cases are;
Contacts and alerts: 75 are from Kampala, 6 are from Luwero, 3 from Jinja, 2 from Tororo, 4 from Adjumani, Buikwe, Kasese and Ntoroko.
Others include five truck drivers that arrived from Kenya and three returnees from Kenya, DrC and South Sudan respectively.
According to a statement released by the Ministry, eleven foreign truck drivers (7 Kenyans, 2 Congolese and 2 Rwandese) tested positive for COVID-19 at border points of entry and were not permitted into the country.
The general public is reminded to keep vigilant and continue practicing COVID-19 preventive measures such as hand washing, wearing a face mask and maintaining social distance.