By Spy Uganda
The number of cumulative Coronavirus cases in Uganda has risen to 911 after results of the COVID-19 tests done on 02 July 2020 confirmed 9 new cases, out of 3,349 samples.
According to the Ministry of Health, of the 9 confirmed cases, 4 are truck drivers, 3 are contacts and alerts; 2 from Amuru and 1 from Kyotera Districts respectively.
There are also 2 Indians, resident in Uganda, who recently returned from Mumbai, India and were under quarantine at the time of testing.
The Ministry also noted that regarding the Ugandan truck drivers, two arrived from Kenya via Malaba, one arrived from Tanzania via Mutukula and their entry into the country was not permitted.
Besides those, eleven foreign truck drivers (10 Kenyans and one Tanzanian) tested positive for COVID-19 at the border Points of Entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.
Currently, there are 197 active COVID-19 cases on admission, of which 172 are Ugandans, 6 refugees and 19 foreigners.
However, the Ministry revealed in a statement that; “It is important to note that foreigners and refugees are admitted in our health facilities but are NOT captured in the cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases.”
Suffice it to note that Uganda has registered a total of 849 COVID-19 recoveries who include both Ugandan and non-Ugandans and no COVID-19 related death recorded.
The current results were extracted from 3,349 samples tested on Thursday June 02, 2020, which brings the cumulative total samples tested to 200,179.