Uganda registers 60 new cases, 2 more COVID-19 Deaths

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The Ministry of Heath on Monday confirmed 2 more COVID-19 deaths in Uganda bringing the number of fatalities due to coronavirus to 15.

The new fatalities are both Ugandan males aged 63 and 33. The two were admitted to Rubaga Hospital with signs and symptoms consistent to COVID-19.

The ministry also confirmed that samples tested on Sunday confirmed 60 new cases signalling a spike in infections following the 49 case mark recorded a day before, on Saturday.

Of the 60 new cases, 28 are alerts, 14 are contacts to previously confirmed cases, 14 are returnees while 4 are truck drivers.

Of the 28 alerts, 15 are from Kampala, 5 from Namisindwa, 2 from Luweero, 6 from Moroto, Arua, Gulu, Padel, Katakwi and Kasese.

The MOH on Thursday declared the capital Kampala, among the three top districts that account for the biggest percent of all confirmed cases in Uganda, and therefore, the country’s biggest coronavirus hotspot.

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In her pronouncement, Health minister Dr. Aceng said, Amuru and Kyotera districts have been recording the highest rates of transmission in comparison to other districts, but have now been joined by Kampala City.

Dr. Aceng indicated that the Kampala has registered emerging clusters of transmission in three business premises in the last one week where in all, 11 cases and 316 contacts have been identified.

She said business premises including Eagle Holdings (4 cases confirmed): linked to the 5th death (46-year-old /Female; Indian), Megha Industries (4 cases confirmed), Toyota Uganda (3 cases confirmed have been recommended for temporary closure.

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