The Ministry of Health on Monday confirmed two more deaths of Covid-19 bringing the number of people who have succumbed to the disease in Uganda to nine.
According to the ministry, the two cases are a 27-year old male from Kyangwali Refugee Settlement Camp in Hoima District who died at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital.
The second victim is a 46-year-old male resident of Kampala who died at Nsambya Hospital.
The two victims, the ministry says had signs and symptoms consistent with Covid-19 and results from the laboratories confirmed SARS-COV2.
The ministry also said 14 new cases have also been confirmed from samples tested on Sunday bringing the cumulative confirmed cases in Uganda to 1,297.
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Of the new cases, 9 are contacts to previously confirmed cases from Kampala Metropolitan area, one from Ntungamo and one from Hoima while the other two are form truck drivers who arrived via Malaba and Goli points of entry.
Out of the 2 COVID-19 positive truck drivers, 1 arrived from Kenya via Malaba border point and another one arrived from DRC via Goli point of entry.
5 foreign truck drivers (3 Kenyans and 2 Congolese) tested positive for COVID-19 and were denied entry into Uganda as per the presidential directive that only COVID-19 negative foreign truck drivers be allowed entry into the country.
Meanwhile in Kenya had 26,928 confirmed cases of the coronavirus as of August 10, following the recording of 492 more patients after the testing of 4,603 samples over 24 hours.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe, in the daily briefing given from Kericho County, also announced that three more patients had died from complications related to the virus, raising the toll to 423.
Among counties with new patients were Nairobi (357), Kiambu (37), Kajiado (14), Machakos (10), Busia (five), Baringo, Embu, Murang’a and Mombasa with three each and Kilifi and Uasin Gishu with one each.
Results from tests done on 09 August 2020 confirm 14 new COVID cases. The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans are 1,297.
🔺Uganda has registered 2 COVID-19 deaths today. This brings the total COVID-19 deaths to 9.
— Ministry of Health- Uganda (@MinofHealthUG) August 10, 2020