Uganda confirms two new COVID19 deaths bringing number to 9

Uganda confirms two new COVID19 deaths bringing number to 9
Photo: Unknown 2020-08-10T15:06:03Z

Uganda’s CoronaVirus cases have reached 9 after two people succumbed to the disease over the weekend.

The deceased include a 27 year old male from Kyangwali Refugee settlemet in Hoima district who died at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital and a 46 year old male resident of Kampala who died at Nsambya Hospital.

The duo had signs and symptoms consistent with COVID19 and results laboratories confirmed SARS-COV-2. 

Meanwhile, the ministry of health says the country has 14 newly confirmed cases from samples tested on Sunday. These include; 9 contacts to previously confirmed cases from Kampala Metropolitan area, three alerts and two truck drivers.

“Regarding three alerts; one is from Kampala metropolitan area, one from Ntungamo and another from Hoima district who succumbed to the disease.

One truck driver arrived from Kenya via Malaba point of entry, while another arrived from DRC through Goli point of entry. 

Also, 5 foreign truck drivers who tested positive for the disease were not permitted to enter Uganda. 

Currently, Uganda’s cumulative confirmed cases are 1,297, recoveries are 1,137 and 9 deaths. 299,036 cumulative samples have been tested. 

At the start of the weekend, government started distributing masks to people in Kampala and masks as a measure to curb the spread of the disease.

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