Two Covid-19 patients die at Rubaga amid massive surge in Kampala


Uganda registers more COVID-19 deaths in Kampala (PHOTO/Courtesy)

The Ministry of Health says Uganda has registered two COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total fatalities to 15.

Both fatalities are Ugandan males aged 63 and 33 years old who were admitted at Rubaga Hospital with symptoms and signs consistent with COVID-19.

Additionally, Uganda has recorded 60 new cases of COVID-19, the third highest figure ever to be recorded in a single day since the first patient was registered in March.

The Ministry of Health announced Monday that results from tests done on Sunday indicated that 60 new COVID-19 cases confirmed.

The cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1,165.

Of the new cases, 28 are from alerts while 14 are from contacts of previously tested cases.

14 cases are returnees from Saudi Arabia (9), Kenya (2), three from Germany, Oman and Ethiopia.

Of the alerts, 15 are from Kampala, five from Namisindwa, two from Luweero while six are from Moroto, Arua, Gulu Pader, Katakwi and Kasese.

The 14 contacts are from Kasese (7), Kampala (4), three from Arua, Masaka and Kikuube.

“21 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the borders and their entry into the country was not permitted,” the ministry said.

Uganda has seen an increase in covid-19 cases daily since the 10th of August from tests done on the 9th, highest recorded for this month reported Sunday (16th);
9th – 14+ cases
10th – 16+ cases
11th – 19+ cases
12th – 21+ cases
13th – 32+ cases
14th – 49+ cases
15th – 66+ cases
16th 60 cases

This worrying trend will certainly continue given that the number of contacts/alerts in Kampala are on the rise.

Meanwhile, team from the Ministry of Health led by Permanent Secretary, Diana Atwine flanked by Henry Mwebesa and Olaro Charles conduct a support supervision visit at Kawempe Hospital to assess and provide leadership and guidance to improve maternal and child health outcomes at the facility.

PS Diana Atwine inspects the Special Care Unit for newborn babies at Kawempe Referral Hospital.

This unit will be officially commissioned later this week.

The Special Care Unit aimed at keeping babies alive and healthy who are born prematurely or with complications was installed with support from MTN Uganda, UNFPA Uganda and UNICEF Uganda.

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