KAMPALA — 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.
The two fatalities, both residents of Kampala include 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.
According to authorities, they both had signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services in media brief indicated that the results from the laboratories confirmed SARS-Cov2.
Meanwhile, results from samples analysed on Wednesday, confirmed 21 new coronavirus . of the new infections, eight are are trucker driver who arrived from Kenya via Malaba pint of entry while 3 are contacts to previously confirmed cases in Kampala and one one returnee from South Africa.
Regarding nine alerts, five are from Kampala, while four from Masaka, Kasese, Luweero and Iganga.
Relatedly, 28 foreign truck drivers including Kenyans, 2 Congolese one Burundian and one Tanzanian tested positive for the virus at the border points and their entry into Uganda was blocked.