Uganda’s COVID-19 Deaths Shoot To 26, With 2,524 Cases Of Infection

Uganda’s COVID-19 Deaths Shoot To 26, With 2,524 Cases Of Infection

By Mable Nakibuuka

The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Uganda has risen to 26 according to information from the Ministry of Health.

A statement from the Ministry of Health indicates that  results of COVID-19 tests done on 25 August 2020 confirmed 98 new cases, which brings the cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans to-date is 2,524, with 1,268 recoveries.

The latest victim is a 27-year-old Ugandan male, who was a resident of Mengo, Kampala.

Information from the Ministry indicates that  the new cases of infection include contacts and alerts whereby  65  are from Kampala, 8 from Moroto, 6 from Wakiso, 4 from Mbale, 3 from Gulu, 2 from Adjumani, 1 from Arua, 1 from Kotido, 1 from Pader and 1 from Tororo District.

Statement from Ministry of Health about new COVID-19 deaths

Among them are  3 drivers from different points of entry who include 2 from Mpondwe and 1 from Malaba.

There are also 2 returnees; 1 from South Sudan and 1 from South Africa, plus 1 health worker from Adjumani District who tested positive for COVID-19.

Officials from the Ministry revealed that  3 foreign truck drivers; 2 Kenyans and 1 Tanzanian  tested positive for COVID-19 at different points of entry and were not permitted to enter the country.

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