Kampala, Uganda – Ex director of Interpol and International Relations in the Uganda Police Force, AIGP Asan Kasingye has tested positive for COVID-19.
Kasingye, who currently serves as the Police Chief Political Commissar confirmed the news in a tweet on Sunday.
BAD NEW!! I’AM #COVID19 POSITIVE. 💥
— Asan Kasingye (@AKasingye) August 23, 2020
His, (kasingye’s) tweet comes on the say day the Ugandan Ministry of health announced 97 new Covid-19 cases from 4,005 tests done on Saturday, August 22, 2020. The new cases push Uganda’s cumulative total to 2,263.
Out of the 97 new COVID-19 cases, 90 are from contacts and alerts. These include 59 from Kampala, Wakiso 11, Buikwe 6, Luweero 3, Namisindwa 3, Mukono 2, Jinja 2, while Kabale, Amuru, Oyam and Tororo recorded one each.
Among contacts and alerts, 136 were registered. These include 65 from Kampala, 14 Kiryandongo, 9 Gulu, 9 Mbarara, 8 Kitgum, 8 Arua, 7Wakiso, 4 Mbale, 4 BUIKWE, 2 Masaka, while Bugiri, luweero, Manafwa, Masindi, Mityana, recorded one each.
The ministry also reported a case from a Mali returnee, and 6 truck drivers with 2 having come in via Malaba point of entry, Busia 2 while one came in via Mpondwe and Padea respectively.
Relatedly, the Ministry announced that 10 other foreign truck drivers had tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry, however their entry into the country was not permitted.
Out of the 2,263 cumulative COVID-19 cases in Uganda as of today, 1,226 have since been discharged from different hospitals across the country after they recovered, while 20 others succumbed to the virus.