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.
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.