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Coronavirus - Uganda: Results of COVID-19 Tests Done on 09th August 2020

The Ministry of Health would like to inform the general public that Uganda has registered two (2) COVID-19 deaths today. This brings the total COVID- 19 deaths to nine (9).

The two fatalities are A 27-year-old male from Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in Hoima District who died at Hoima Regional Referral Hospital and a 46 year old male, resident of Kampala who died at Nsambya Hospital. They both had signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Results from the laboratories confirmed SARS-COV-2.

In the same vein, fourteen (14) new cases were confirmed from samples tested on 09thAugust 2020; nine (9) are contacts to previously confirmed cases from Kampala Metropolitan Area, three (3) are alerts and two (2) are truck drivers.

Regarding the three (3) alerts ;- one (1) is from Kampala Metropolitan Area, one (1) is from Ntungamo District and one (1) was from Hoima district who succumbed to the disease.

Of the two (2) truck drivers; one (1) arrived from Kenya via Malaba while one (1) arrived from Democratic Republic of Congo via Goli Point of Entry.

Five (5) foreign truck drivers (3 Kenyans and 2 Congolese) tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.

Number of new confirmed cases today


Number of Ugandan truck drivers confirmed today


Number of alerts confirmed today


Number of contacts confirmed today


Number of returnees confirmed today


Cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans to-date


COVID-19 deaths today


COVID-19 deaths registered to-date


Cumulative Ugandan recoveries to-date


Number of foreign truck drivers who tested positive for COVID-19 and were requested to return to their country of origin


Samples from Points of Entry tested today


Samples from Alerts and Contacts tested today


Total number of samples tested today


Cumulative COVID-19 samples tested to-date


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