KAMPALA, Uganda – Uganda’s coronavirus death toll has risen to 41 on Saturday after two more patients succumbed to the virus within a period of 24 hours.
The two fatalities were recorded in Kampala and Jinja.
“Two (2) COVID-19 deaths registered today from Kampala and Jinja. This brings the total COVID-19 deaths to 41,” a statement from the health ministry read in part.
The Ministry also reported 128 new COVID-19 cases from 4,653 samples raising cases documented since March to 3,667.
According to the ministry of health, the new cases include 120 patients from contacts and alerts, 7 health workers and 1 truck driver.
Among the contacts and alerts are (95) from Kampala, Wakiso (13), Luweero (3), Nwoya (2) while Amuru, Jinja, Kanungu, Manafwa, Maracha, Soroti and Zombo registered a case each.
For the Health workers, (2) were diagnosed from Kampala, (2) from Lira, Wakiso (2) and Mityana (1) while 1 truck driver from Elegu point of entry was diagnosed with the respiratory disease.
Relatedly, 1 Rwandese truck driver tested positive for COVID-19 at Mirama Hills, however, his entry into the country was not permitted.
As of today, 1,608 patients have since been discharged from different hospitals across the country after they recovered.