National—9, July 2020: On Thursday, the Ministry of Health confirmed 23 new Covid-19 cases for Wednesday. The new cases were part of 3,316 samples tested.
“The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1, 000,” Dr Henry G. Mwebesa who’s the Director General Health Services, says.
Of the 23 confirmed cases; twelve are Ugandan nationals who returned from abroad; eight from Afghanistan, three from DRC, one from South Sudan. They were under quarantine at the time of test; he added.
According to Dr Mwebesa, three truck drivers who arrived from via Mutukula, Afoji and Madi Opei Points of Entry while eight contacts and alerts; four Tororo and four from; Hoima, Luwero, Kyotera and Arua districts.
Thirty-one foreign truck drivers (24 Kenyans, 3 Tanzanians, 2 Congolese, 1 Rwandan and 1 South Sudanese) tested positive for Covid-19 at the points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.
“To date, Uganda has registered a total of 908 Covid-19 recoveries (recoveries include both Ugandans and non-Ugandans who were admitted here because they could not be repatriated immediately) and no Covid-19 related death recorded,” he added.
The cumulative total samples tested since March are now 219, 627.