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Uganda registers two more Coronavirus deaths as infections escalate

Uganda has registered two more COVID-19 deaths on Monday, August 10 bringing the total number to nine of those that have succumbed to the virus.

The two fatalities included a 27-year-old male of Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in Hoima who died at Hoima Referral Hospital and a 46-year-old of Kampala who died at Nsambya Hospital.

The statement from the Ministry of health indicate that the duo had signs and symptoms consistent with Coronavirus and results from laboratories further confirmed the same.

In the same vein, the ministry announced that Uganda has registered 14 new Coronavirus infections after samples tested on August,9, 2020 showed that nine contacts to previously confirmed cases from Kampala Metropolitan Area, three alerts and two truck drivers were positive of the virus.

“Of the two truck drivers, one arrived from Kenya via Malaba while one arrived from Democratic Republic of Congo via Goli point of entry,” the ministry said.

The number of cumulative Coronavirus cases in Uganda according to the Ministry of Health is at 1297 whereas 1137 of these have fully recovered and have been discharged from various hospitals around the country.

Uganda has so far registered only nine deaths since the first Coronavirus case was recorded in March, 2020.

Meanwhile, nine contacts were identified from Kampala Metropolitan Area and two truck drivers who arrived from Kenya and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Other cases include three alerts from Kampala, Ntungamo and Hoima.

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