Uganda has now registered a total of 44 COVID-19 deaths after 3 people, including 2 health workers died yesterday from the dangerous viral disease, to add to the 6 deaths that were reported over the weekend, according to the Ministry of Health.
The health workers were from Lira Regional Referral Hospital and Mbarara University of Science and Technology while the other death was of a 53-year-old male resident of Kampala.
Meanwhile, 109 new cases were registered from the 6,439 samples tested yesterday.
96 of these cases are from contacts and alerts including 53 from Kampala, 11 from Lamwo, 7 from Kitgum, 5 from Wakiso, 4 from Buvuma, 3 from Buikwe, 2 from Mbale, 2 from Lira, 2 from Mbarara and one each from Arua, Kole, Mukono, Oyam and Tororo districts.
The other cases are 7 health workers from Kampala, Mbarara and Lira (5) plus 4 truck drivers as well as 2 returnees, one from South Sudan and another from Tanzania.
This means that Uganda now has a total of 3, 776 cumulative COVID-19 cases, 1,741 recoveries and 1,991 active cases from the total 411,666 samples tested since the first COVID-19 case was registered in Uganda on March 23.