Uganda: Covid19 Deaths Rise to 12

One more Covid19 death has been confirmed in the country, bringing the tally to 12.

The Ministry of Health in a statement on Friday said the deceased was a 65-year-old Ugandan male, resident of Kampala Metropolitan Area who was admitted in Nsambya Hospital and later transferred to China-Uganda Friendship Hospital, Naguru after developing signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

“However, he later passed on while on admission at Naguru Hospital. Results from the laboratories confirmed COVID-19.”

Meanwhile, another 32 new Covid19 cases have been confirmed from the samples tested on 13th August 2020

“Of the new confirmed cases; seventeen (17) are alerts, six (6) are truck drivers, six (6) are contacts to previously confirmed cases and three (3) are returnees.,” the Ministry announced.

“Regarding the seventeen (17) alerts;- ten (10) are from Kampala Metropolitan Area, two (2) are from Luwero, two (2) are from Mbale, while three (3) are from Kagadi, Mbale and Hoima.”


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