Panic as Uganda’s coronavirus death rise

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 1 more coronavirus death bringing the total number of death to 12 in Uganda.

The deceased is a 65-year-old male resident of Kampala.

According to the ministry, the deceased was first admitted at Nsambya Hospital and later transferred to Naguru after he developed signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19. He later passed on while on admission in the hospital

“Results from the laboratories confirmed COVID-19,” reads the ministry’s COVID-19 update of samples tested on August 13, 2020.

The ministry also revealed that out of the 4,289 samples tested on Thursday, 32 turned positive.  These include 17 alerts, six truck drivers, six contacts to previously confirmed cases, and three returnees from Kenya and DRC.

Of the 17 alerts, 10 are from Kampala, two from Luweero, three from Mbale, while two are from Kagadi and Hoima districts. The six contacts include three from Kampala, two from Nakaseke, and one from Tororo.

This brings the total accumulative case tally to 1,385 cases, out of which 1,142 have recovered.

The ministry also revealed that 19 foreign truckers tested positive and were denied entry into the country.

These include 12 Kenyans, two Congolese, four Tanzanians, and one South Sudanese.

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