Uganda’s COVID-19 Deaths Shoot To 19, With 1,848 Infections

Uganda’s COVID-19 Deaths Shoot To 19, With 1,848 Infections

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.

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Ministry of Health personnel preparing to bury a COVID-19 victim in Uganda

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.

Statement from Ministry of Health about COVID-19 updates

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.

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