COVID-19: Uganda Registers 10 New Infections As Cases Rise To 1,089

COVID-19: Uganda Registers 10 New Infections As Cases Rise To 1,089

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: Ministry of Health has reported 10 new COVID-19 infections as Uganda’s total confirmed cases shoot to 1,089 with 975 total recoveries and one death case.

Dr Henry Mwebesa, the director general Health Services on Friday said the confirmed cases include truck drivers (four), a contact of a confirmed case, a returnee and alerts from Kampala, Lwengo and Namisindwa district where the virus death was reported on July 21.

Ministry Of Health Statement On The New Cases

“Out of the 10 confirmed cases; four are truck drivers, one is a contact to a confirmed case from Lwengo District, and one was an alert from Namisindwa District while three are from Kampala. One of the cases is a returnee from South Sudan,” Dr Mwebesa said.

Meanwhile, 20 foreign truck drivers (19 Kenyans and one Tanzanian) who tested positive for the virus at the border were denied entry into Uganda.

In the same vein, a total of 1,543 samples from points of entry were tested yesterday while samples from alerts and contacts were 242 making 1,785 total number of samples tested the whole day, while 256,040 are total samples tested since the outbreak of COVID-19.

These comes day after Ministry of Health confirmed the first case of COVID-19 death in the country, with strong calls to Ugandans to adhere to the prevention measures put in place by the Ministry of Health.

 

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