KAMPALA — The Ministry of Health says 18 coronavirus cases have been identified including a returnee after 2,414 samples were analyzed on Monday June 6.
The cumulative confirmed cases of Uganda have since risen to 971 with community infections taking a sharp rise on Tuesday July 7.
Of the 18 confirmed cases, seven are truck drivers while ten are community infections.
These were identified from the districts of Tororo (5), Luweero (3) and Amuru (2). The case is of an Indian who returned from Indian last week.
Dr. Henry Mwebesa the Director General Health Services at the Ministry of Health in an update said all these were under quarantine at the time of test.
Regarding Ugandan truck drivers, he says three arrived from Kenya Vila Malaba while four arrived via Busia, Vurra, Padea and Elegu points of entry. More 27 foreign truck drivers including 24 Kenyans, 2 Congolese and one Eritrean national tested positive for coronavirus and their entry into Uganda was not permitted.
He said there 202 active cases on admission, 173 are Ugandans, 26 foreign national and 3 refugees.
To date, Uganda has registered a total of 896 recoveries. He says that although non nationals are not captured on the national cumulative tally, they are reflected on the recoveries list.