KAMPALA - The Ministry of Health Monday confirmed two new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number to 32.
According to a press statement released by the health ministry, both the fatalities are Ugandan nationals and residents of Kampala.
The ministry confirmed 44 new cases out of 2,397 samples tested on Sunday. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 2,972.
Of the 44 confirmed new cases, 42 cases were of contacts and alerts who included 31 are from Kampala, 5 Wakiso, 2 Kitgum. 2 Arua, 1 Gulu and one from Tororo.
The other case was a returnee from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) while the other was a truck driver who arrived in the country via Malaba.
"Four foreign truck drivers, three Kenyans and one Burundian tested positive for the virus at different points of entry and were denied permission to enter into the country," part of the statement read.
To date, 378,185 cumulative COVID-19 samples have been tested and 1,288 Ugandans have so far recovered from the virus.