By Spy Uganda
The number of Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Uganda has risen to 953, according to results of COVID-19 tests done on 05 July 2020, which confirmed 14 new cases.
According to the Ministry of Health, the new cases were extracted from 3,103 samples tested on the Sunday July 05th, 2020.
Of the confirmed new cases, 11 are truck drivers, 3 are contacts and alerts from Luwero, Kyotera and Amuru Districts.
Regarding the Ugandan truck drivers, 8 arrived from Kenya via Malaba, one arrived from South Sudan via Elegeu and one arrived from Tanzania via Mutukula.
The Ministry also revealed that 43 foreign truck drivers (39 Kenyans and 4 Tanzanians) tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.
Currently, there are 206 active cases of COVID-19 on admission. Out of these 177 are Ugandans, 24 are foreigners and 5 refugees. It is important to note that foregners and refugees are admitted in our health facilities but are not captured in the cumulative COVID-19 confirmed cases.
To date Uganda has registered a total of 892 COVID-19 recoveries and no COVID-a9 related death.
On Sunday, a total pf 3,103 tests were carried, bringing the cumulative total samples tested to 210,446.
Meanwhile, head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, has called for a cessation of hostilities in conflicting states as one of the ways to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
The Pope tweeted on Monday thus; “United Nations has called for an immediate, global ceasefire in order to face the COVID-19 pandemic and provide humanitarian aid. I hope this Resolution will be implemented quickly for the good of those who suffer and become a first step toward a future of peace.”