By Wycliff G; Today the Ministry of Health has confirmed 23 new COVID-19 cases from 3316 samples tested.
The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1000.
Of the twenty-three (23) confirmed cases, twelve (12) are Ugandan nationals who returned from abroad; eight (8) from Afghanistan, three (3) from DRC, one (1) from South Sudan.
They were under quarantine at the time of test.
Three (3) are truck drivers who arrived from via Mutukula, Afoji and Madi Opei points of entry while eight (08) are contacts and alerts; Four (4) from Tororo, and Four (4) from; Hoima, Luweero, Kyotera and Arua districts.
Thirty-one (31) foreign truck drivers (24 Kenyans, 3 Tanzanians, 2 Congolese, 1 Rwandan and 1 South Sudanese) tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.
To-date, Uganda has registered a total of 908 COVID-19 recoveries, who include both Ugandans and non-Ugandans who were admitted here because they couldn’t be repatriated immediately.
However, Uganda persist with success of no COVID-19 related death yet.
A total of 3316 tests were carried out today bringing the cumulative total number of samples tested to 219, 627.
Imbaraga wishes you a safe stay as you practice the Ministry of Health’s recommended SOPs to combat COVID-19.