Uganda registers more COVID-19 deaths as Kampala community cases rise

Uganda has registered two more COVID-19 deaths on Thursday August 13— bringing the total number to 11 of those that have succumbed to the virus.

This has been confirmed by the Ministry of Health from the results of tests done on 12 August, confirming 21 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans are 1,353.

The two new deaths registered bring the total COVID-19 deaths to 11.

The fatalities are residents of Kampala Metropolitan Area. A 60-year-old male of Indian origin who passed on at International Hospital Kampala and a 55-year-old Ugandan male who passed on while admitted in Intensive Care Unit at Mulago National Referral Hospital.

The cumulative recoveries are now 1,141.

The Ministry of Health has asked Ugandans not to lose their guard against Covid-19 as the number of infections and deaths continue to rise.

Nine of the new infections are alerts, five from the Kampala Metropolitan Area while the four are from Masaka, Kasese, Luwero and Iganga.

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