53 new cases: Covid-19 deaths in Uganda reaches 16


Primary Health Care Minister Dr Joyce Moriku Kaducu. Courtesy/File photo

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Kampala—August 19, 2020: Uganda’s Covid-19 deaths have reached 16—according to the Ministry of Health’s Wednesday statement.

The deceased is a 60-year-old Ugandan male from Mbale district, the Ministry says. He presented at a private health facility in Mbale with signs and symptoms consistent with Covid-19 and was under isolation.

He was then refereed to Mbale Regional Referral Hospital for further management, where he passed on. “A total of 16 contacts to the deceased have so far been listed,” says the Ministry.

Likewise, results from samples tested on 18 August 2020 confirmed 53 new Covid-19 cases. Of the 53 confirmed cases, thirty-five are alerts and eighteen are contacts to previously confirmed cases.

Eighteen contacts to previously cases are from: 10 from Kikuubu, 5 from Kampala and 3 from Busia, Masindi and Wakiso districts.

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Eleven foreign truck drivers, 10 Kenyans, 1 Rwandese tested positive for Covid-19 at the border points, and their entry into the country was prohibited.

Uganda now has 1,656 cumulative total confirmed cases, 1,188 total recoveries. On Tuesday, 4,125 total samples were tested.

Since March this year, 333,667 cumulative Covid-19 total cases have been tested.

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