Uganda’s capital, Kampala, which is the country’s largest COVID-19 hotspot has 39 of the 66 new confirmed cases. This brings the country’s cumulative confirmed cases to 1500.
Kampala, which was declared a COVID-19 hotspot last week after having a rise in cases, has 30 alerts and 9 contacts of previously confirmed cases that have tested positive for coronavirus.
According to the ministry of health, 53 alerts, 11 contacts of previously confirmed cases, 2 returnees test positive for coronavirus.
These results are from the 4,816 which were taken on Saturday. Of the total samples tested, 2,948 were from contacts and alerts while the remaining 1,868 were from the points of entry.
Six alerts from Namisindwa and 7 from Wakiso also tested positive. The other 10 were from Tororo, Moroto, Katakwi, Buikwe, Bukwo, Bundibugyo, Mbale, Isingiro, Hoima and Buliisa Districts.
Namisindwa and Nakaseke Districts had two contacts that tested positive for coronavirus. Two returnees from Oman and Ethiopia are among the new confirmed cases.
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Additionally, 16 foreign truck drivers tested positive for coronavirus at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.
Meanwhile, Uganda has 1,142 recoveries and 14 fatalities to the coronavirus pandemic.
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