The Ministry of Health (MOH) has confirmed 8 new coronavirus cases out of the 2,423 samples tested on Tuesday. 4 new cases were among 1,388 samples tested from points of entry while 4 new cases were among 1,035 samples of alerts and contacts. In addition, all the confirmed cases are Ugandans therefore this brings the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda to 665.
Additionally, 31 foreign truck drivers (16 Kenyans, 8 Tanzanians, 5 Eritreans, 1 Burundian, and 1 South Sudanese tested positive for COVID-19. However, all these were handed over to their respective countries of origin.
Confirmed Cases by MOH
3 of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu Point of Entry while 1 case is a truck driver. In addition, who arrived from Tanzania via Mutukula Point of Entry.
4 of the confirmed cases are the alerts and contacts to the previously confirmed cases. These include 2 from Kyotera, 1 from Kayunga, and 1 from Amuru district.
“To date, Uganda has registered a total of 119 COVID-19 recoveries and no COVID-19 related deaths recorded. In conclusion, MOH confirmed a total of 665 COVID-19 cases in Uganda.
Meanwhile, we urge all Ugandans to follow the health guidelines issued by the MOH to curb the spread of the virus. Ensure you keep a social distance of about 2m to avoid contracting the virus.
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