Uganda’s COVID-19 Tally Nears 1,000 Mark As Country Records 18 New Cases

Dr. Diana Atwine leads Health Ministry officials to inspect Kagadi General Hospital recently.

Uganda’s cumulative total of COVID-19 cases now stand at 971, according to the Ministry of Health.

This follows confirmation of 18 new cases from 2,414 samples tested on Monday July 6.

The new cases include seven truck drivers out of whom 3 arrived from Kenya via Malaba while 4 arrived via Busia, Vurra, Padea and Elegu Points of Entry.

The new cases also contain ten contacts and alerts who include five from Tororo, three from Luweero and two from Amuru districts.

The other one case is and Indian who is a resident in Uganda who returned on July 5 from India and was under quarantine at the time of the test.

According to Dr Henry Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services in the Ministry of Health, also 27 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted. These include 24 Kenyans, 2 Congolese and 1 Eritreans.

There are 202 active cases on admission who include 173 Ugandans, 26 foreigners and 3 refugees, according to Dr Mwebesa.

Foreigners and refugees are admitted in Uganda’s health facilities but not captured in cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Uganda has currently registered a total of 896 COVID-19 recoveries who include both Ugandans and non-Ugandans and no related deaths recorded.

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