Monday: 11 new Covid-19 cases confirmed in Uganda

National—14, July 2020: To-date, Uganda has registered a total of 984 Covid-19 recoveries and no related death, the Ministry of Health has said.

And as novel coronavirus continues to weaken the Pearl of Africa and the world, Uganda, each day confirms new cases.

On Monday, July 13, 2020, results of Covid-19 tests conducted confirms eleven new cases out of 2,575 total samples tested.

As of Monday, the country’s cumulative total confirmed cases reached 1,040.

 Of the eleven new cases, according to Dr Henry G. Mwebesa, Director General Health Services, eight were truck drivers, two were alerts from Hoima and Kyotera districts. One is a Ugandan national who returned from South Africa and was under quarantine at the time of test.

Regarding the Ugandan truck drivers, he adds six arrived from Kenya via Malaba, one arrived from DRC via Padea in Zombo district and one from South Sudan via Elegu.

Also, twenty-seven foreign truck drivers: Twenty-three Kenyans, two Congolese and two Tanzanians tested positive for Covid-19 at border points and their entry into the country was not permitted.

A total of 230,680 cumulative samples have been tested to date.

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