Uganda’s COVID-19 cumulative confirmed cases have hit 4,978 after today’s addition of 179 new cases.
The ministry of health has also registered one COVID-19 death in Kitgum bringing the total country’s death toll to 56.
Among the 179 new cases confirmed today, 31 are alerts, 142 are contacts while six are returnees from India.
Of the 173 contacts and alerts that tested positive for COVID-19, Kampala has 29, Gulu has 21, Kitgum has 24, Wakiso has 13, Hioma has 9, Lamwo has 8, Butaleja has 7, Lira has 9, Kiryandongo has 8, Amuru has 5, Buikwe has 4, Nwaya has and Ngora has 3.
Arua, Maracha, Masaka, Soroti, Nabilatuk had two cases each while Apac, Busia, Bunyangabu, Isingiro, Kanungu, Kiboga, Kikuube, Kumi, Masindi, Nakapiripirit, Nebbi, Oyam, Sembaule,and Yumbe registered one case each.
Five foreign truck drivers including four Congolese and a Kenyan who arrived through the various border points of entry were denied entry into the country when they tested tested positive for COVID-19.
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To-date, Uganda’s cumulative recoveries are now at 2,317 of the 4,978 cases that have been confirmed since March when the first COVID-19 case was confirmed.
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