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COVID-19 Deaths Shoot To 46, Cases Of Infection Now At 4,101

By Keefa Nuwahereza

The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths in Uganda has risen to 46 after the Ministry of Health registered two new deaths on Tuesday.

According to information from the Ministry, results of COVID-19 tests done on 08 September 2020 confirmed 201 new cases. This brings the cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans to 4,101 and 1,876 recoveries.

The breakdown of the 201 news cases is as follows;

Contacts and alerts (198): Kitgum (80), Kampala (38), Moroto (23), Gulu (10), Amuru (8), Wakiso (6), Kikuube (4), Zombo (4), Gulu (3), Amolatar (2), Buikwe (2), Butebo (2), Lamwo (2), Adjumani (1), Arua (1), Kasese (1), Koboko (1), Mukono (1), Butaleja (1) and Nakaseke (1).

They also included two truck drivers from Elegu Point of Entry and one Returnee from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The statement also noted that one Kenyan driver tested positive for COVID-19 at Malaba Point of Entry and was not permitted to enter the country.  

Statement from Ministry of Health about COVID-19 updates

Meanwhile, officials from the Ministry also noted; “This is to clarify that Gulu has a total of 13 confirmed cases today. Gulu was captured twice, in error  among the affected districts. We apologize for this err.”

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