The Ministry of Health has on Thursday confirmed 2 COVID-19 deaths in Uganda rising the COVID-19 death toll in the country to 11.
“The Ministry of Health would like to inform the public that Uganda has registered 2 COVID-19 deaths. This brings the total COVID-19 deaths to 11,” announced Ministry of Health Director General Health Services, Dr Henry Mwebesa
The 2 fatalities are residents of Kampala metropolitan area and they include a 60 year old male of Indian origin who passed on at International Hospital Kampala (IHK) and a 55 year old Ugandan male who passed on while admitted at Intensive Care Unit at Mulago National Referral Hospital.
They both had signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
“Results from laboratories confirmed SARS-COV-2,” said Dr Mwebesa.
In the same vein, COVID-19 results from samples tested on Wednesday confirmed 21 new COVID-19 cases in Uganda bringing the cumulative total number of infections in the country to 1,353.
The new cases include 8 truck drivers who arrived from Kenya via Malaba border point, 3 contacts to previously confirmed cases in Kampala metropolitan area and 1 returnee from South Sudan.
Others include 9 alerts, 5 of whom are from Kampala metropolitan area and 4 from Masaka, Kasese, Luweero and Iganga.
28 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 and were denied entry into Uganda as per the presidential directive that only COVID-19 negative foreign truck drivers be allowed entry into the country.
Currently, Uganda has a cumulative total of 1,353 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 1,141 recoveries and 11 fatalities.