Uganda has registered two new covid-19 deaths pushing the toll to 11. The Ministry of Health Director General Health Services, Dr Henry Mwebesa said
According to the Ministry of Health press statement, the two fatalities are residents of Kampala metropolitan area. One is a 60-year old male of Indian origin who died at International Hospital Kampala, and the other is a 55 year old Ugandan male who passed on while admitted in intensive care unit at Mulago National Referral hospital.
“They both had signs and symptoms consistent with Covid-19. Results from the laboratories confirmed SARS-Cov2,”reads the statement in part.
Meanwhile, results from samples tested on Wednesday confirmed 21 new COVID-19 cases in 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.
Five of the cases are alerts from Kampala Metropolitan area while four are form Masaka, Kasese, Luwero and Iganga.
On Wednesday , Kenya lost 18 patients to the disease, bringing the country’s fatality to 456.
Amog the 18, was a health worker at the KEMRI. Mr Kamau Mugenda Director of Corporate Services since April 2017 until he succumbed to the disease.
Addressing the media on the current COVID-19 pandemic in the country and response activities, The Minister of Health, Jane Ruth Aceng said : ‘ ‘We are in phase 3 of the pandemic, where we are seeing clusters of community transmission and now deaths specifically in Kampala”