Uganda nears 1,000 Covid-19 cases as Friday tests confirm 16 new cases

National—4, July 2020: Results from Covid-19 tests done on 03 July 2020 has confirmed 16 news cases. The cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans is now 927.

Eleven truck drivers; nine arrived via Malaba, one via Kerwa Point of Entry in Yumbe district and one via Elegu Point of Entry tested positive.

Five contacts: four from Amuru and one from Namisindwa districts also tested positive for coronavirus, the Ministry of Health confirms on Saturday morning.

Forty-two foreign truck drivers tested positive for Covid-19 at border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted, adds the Ministry.

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Confirming the Friday results via Twitter, Saturday morning, the Ministry also says active cases on admission stands at 205 (173 are Ugandans, 25 foreigners and 7 refugees).

Uganda’s total Covid-19 recoveries have reached 868 (Includes both Ugandans and Foreigners).

There were 2,993 samples from points of entry tested, 2,140 samples from alerts and contacts.

5,133 total samples were tested on Friday, according to the Ministry. Since March this year, a total of 205,312 samples have been tested in Uganda.

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