By Spy Uganda
Kampala: Uganda’s cumulative confirmed cases is now 1,040, after the Ministry of Health confirmed 11 new COVID-19 cases from 2,575 samples tested yesterday.
Of the 11 confirmed cases; eight (8) are truck drivers, two (2) are alerts from Hoima and Kyotera Districts while one (1) is a Ugandan national who returned from South Africa and was under quarantine at the time of test.
Regarding the Ugandan truck drivers, six (6) arrived from Kenya via Malaba, 1(one) arrived from DRC via Padea in Zombo District and 1 (one) from South Sudan via Elegu.
At the same time, twenty-seven (27) foreign truck drivers that include 23 Kenyans, 2 Congolese and 2 Tanzanians tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.
To-date, Uganda has registered a total of 984 COVID-19 recoveries including those from both Ugandans and non-Ugandans and with no COVID-19 related death recorded.
Yesterday a total of 2,575 tests were carried out bringing the cumulative total of samples tested to 230,680.