Ministry of Health announces 60 more COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

Ministry of Health announces 60 more COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng during a presser recently

KAMPALA – Uganda has on Monday 17 announced 60 new cases of Covid-19.

This brings the cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans to 1,560.

O the other hand, the ministry of health also announced two new COVID-19 deaths bringing the total virus deaths in the country to 15.

According to the ministry, the two fatalities are both Ugandan males aged 63 and 33 years old.

“They were admitted at Rubaga Hospital with signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19,” said the ministry in a statement.

Of the sixty (60) new cases, twenty-eight (28) are alerts, fourteen (14) are contacts to previously confirmed cases, fourteen (14) are returnees and four (4) are truck drivers.

Regarding the twenty-eight (28) alerts, fifteen (15) are from Kampala, five (5) from Namisindwa, two (2) from Luwero and six (6) from Moroto, Arua, Gulu, Pader and Kasese, Of the fourteen (14) contacts to previously confirmed cases, seven (7) are from Kasese, four (4) from Kampala, three (3) from Arua, Masaka and Kikube.

The fourteen (14) returnees are broken down as follows, nine (9) from Saudi Arabia, two (2) from Kenya, 111155 (3) from Germany, Oman and Ethiopia. Of the four (4) truck drivers, two (2) arrived from South Sudan via Madi Opei while two (2) arrived from DRC via Mpondwe Point of Entry.

Twenty-one (21) foreign truck drivers (11 Kenyans, 7 Congolese, 2 Eritrean and 1 Tanzanian) tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the count, was not permitted.

On Sunday, Uganda recorded 66 new COVID-19 cases.

The ministry of health said that 30 cases were from Kampala, 7 from Wakiso, 6 from Namisindwa and 10 from Tororo, Moroto, Katakwi, Buikwe, Bukwo, Bundibugyo, Mbale, Isingiro, Hoima and Buliisa.

According to Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng, Kampala is among the three top districts that account for the biggest percentage of all confirmed cases in Uganda.


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