Uganda’s COVID-19 Death Toll Shoot To 25 As Total Cases Hit 2,426

Uganda’s COVID-19 Death Toll Shoot To 25 As Total Cases Hit 2,426

By Spy Uganda

Kampala: The Ministry of health has confirmed that Uganda today registered 64 new cases of coronavirus from the latest set of results tested on Monday that also confirmed three deaths, bringing the cumulative death toll to 25.

The statistics made public by the Health Ministry on Tuesday afternoon on its official Twitter handle, shows that the cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans is now at 2,426.

Ministry Of Health Statement On The New Infections

Meanwhile, a total of 1,267 people have recovered from COVID-19.

Breakdown of the 64 new cases;

According to the Health Ministry, 60 of these are contacts and alerts in Kampala (27), Arua (11), Gulu (7), Wakiso (3), Manafwa (2), Adjumani (2), Zombo (2), Amuru (1), Buikwe (1), Hoima (1), Lamwo (1), Lira (1) and Tororo (1).

The group also includes two health workers from Kampala, one returnee from Saudi Arabia and one truck driver from Malaba point of entry.

“Eight (8) foreign truck drivers (seven Kenyans and one Congolese) tested positive for COVID-19 at different points of entry and were not permitted to enter the country [Uganda].” Ministry tweeted.

The latest recorded deaths are of a 65-year-old male and two females aged 65 and 70-all residents of Kampala.

In the same vein, Ministry tested 1,122 today samples from points of entry, 2,090 samples from alerts and contacts making up 3,212 total number of samples tested the whole day that totals 355,057 samples tested since the COVID-19 outbreak in Uganda.

Here is the latest COVID-19 update globally

  • India confirms 69,878 new infections – the fourth straight day above 60,000.

  • Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, said he would shut down the United States to contain its coronavirus outbreak if experts recommended such a measure.

  • Brazil’s COVID-19 outbreak is stabilising and any reversal of the virus’s rampant spread in the vast country would be “a success for the world”, the World Health Organization said.
  • More than 23 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 around the world, and more than 14.7 million have recovered. At least 800,000 people have died, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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