Two more patients have succumbed to COVID-19 in Uganda pushing the number of fatalities recorded so far to 81.
The two new COVID-19 deaths were recorded from Kampala and Gulu.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the Ministry of Health also announced that 146 more people have tested positive in the last 24 hours, bringing to 8,808 the number of confirmed positive cases in the country.
“Results from COVID-19 tests done on 3 October 2020 confirm 146 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases are 8,808,” reads the statement.
According to the ministry of health, the 146 new cases include 63 returnees and 83 cases from contacts and alerts.
Of the returnees, 44 are from Oman, 12 Jordan, Saudi Arabia (5) and 2 from South Sudan.
Recorded cases from contacts and alerts include 61 from Masaka, 11 in Kampala, Gulu (4) while Arua, Buikwe, Buvuma, Jinja, Luwero, Moyo and Adjumani recorded 1 case each.
“Total recoveries to date now stand at 4,736,” the ministry statement reads further