Three more people died from COVID-19 on August 19 as Uganda registered a daily infection rate record of 94 positive cases, the Ministry of Health has announced.
The death rate, which was also a daily record, brought the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Uganda to 19 while the cumulative number of confirmed cases now stands at 1, 750.
The dead were two males aged 45 and 31 and a female aged 57, all of whom were admitted at unnamed private health centres in Kampala.
Of the positive cases from the 3,046 samples tested yesterday, 53 were alerts, 51 of whom are from Kampala with one alert each from Buvuma and Wakiso districts.
33 were contacts to previously confirmed cases of which 21 were from Kampala, 6 from Nakaseke, 3 from Wakiso, 2 from Adjumani and one from Koboko.
7 truck drivers also tested positive plus a returnee from Kenya. 14 foreign truck drivers who tested positive at the border points of entry were not allowed to enter the country.
In light of this worrying spike in infection cases and deaths, the Ministry reminded the public to be vigilant in following to the dot the guidelines and safety measures put in place as these numbers point to a rapid rise in community infections, especially the Kampala Metropolitan Area.