By Frank Kamuntu
Kampala: Uganda’s cumulative confirmed cases have reached 1,056 after the Ministry of Health confirmed 5 new COVID-19 cases from samples tested yesterday 16th, July 2020.
Of the five (5) confirmed cases; two (2) are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan and DRC via Elegu and Bunagana boarder point while other two (2) are contacts to previously confirmed cases from Amuru district.
Regarding the returnees, one (1) Indian a resident of Uganda tested positive and was in quarantine at the time of testing.
In the same vein, twenty four (24) foreign truck drivers that include 16 Kenyans and 4 Tanzanians, 3 Congolese, and 1 Somalia tested positive for COVID-19 at the border entry points and their entry into the country was not permitted.
Uganda so far has 188 total active cases on admission that includes 166 who are Ugandans, 20 who are foreigners, 2 refugees with 1,023 total number of recoveries that include both Ugandans and non-Ugandans.
Total number of COVID-19 samples tested yesterday at boarder points were 2,582 out of 3,696 total samples tested in the whole day while 238,709 are total samples tested since the outbreak of the pandemic.