The ministry of health has registered 19 new infections 19 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the cumulative total of cases to 1,332.
“Of the 19 confirmed cases; 11 are alerts, 5 are contacts of previously confirmed cases while 3 are truck drivers,” the ministry of health statement reads.
Out of the 11 alerts, 4 are from Kampala Metropolitan Area, 3 are from Namisindwa. In addition, while the remaining 4 alerts are from Bwikwe, Wakiso, Mable, and Kasese Districts.
Kampala Metropolitan Area also had 4 contacts that tested positive for COVID-19 while the other was from Wakiso.
Three truck drivers tested positive of which two were coming from Kenya through Busia. In addition, and Malaba border points while the other was from South Sudan via Elegu point of entry.
The ministry of health has also denied 24 foreign truck drivers from entering the country after they tested positive for coronavirus. These include 18 Kenyan truck drivers, three Congolese and 3 Tanzanians
According to the ministry of health, these results are from the 3,199 samples that were tested. 1,498 of the total samples tested were taken from the country’s points of entry. In addition, while the remaining 1,401 were from contacts and alerts.
Uganda confirmed its first COVID-19 case in March and to date, 1,139 have recovered while the country’s fatalities to the pandemic are Nine.
Meanwhile, the ministry of health has continued encouraging Ugandans to maintain COVID-19 safety measures such as wearing a face mask and keeping social distance.
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