Uganda registers two new covid-19 deaths

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Uganda has August 10, 2020 registered two (2 ) COVID-19 deaths today. This brings the total COVID-19 deaths to nine (9).

The Ministry of Health has identified the fatalities as a 27 year old male from Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in Hoima district who died at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital and a 46 year old male, resident of Kampala who died at Nsambya Hospital. “They both had signs and symptoms consistent with Covid-19”, the Ministry said in a statement released on Monday evening. “Results from laboratoris confirmed SARS- COV2”, the Ministry added.

Meanwhile, results from tests done on 09 August 2020 have confirmed 14 new COVID cases. Nine are contacts to previously confirmed cases in the Kampala Metropolitan area, three are alerts while two are truck drivers.

The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1,297. whereas those have recovered from the disease are 1,137.