KAMPALA — Uganda has confirmed 14 new Coronavirus cases on Saturday July 25—extending cumulative total infections to 1,103.
Among the new cases, five are truck drivers, who arrived via Malaba (2) , Padea (2) and Ngomoromo (1) Points of Entry.
Four of the cases are returnees from South Sudan (1), Kenya (1) and Dubai, UAE (2). These according to authorities were under quarantine at the time of test.
Three alert from Kampala, Wakiso and Arua also tested positive. The others are two contacts from Namisindwa and Lira Districts.
The Ministry of Health says 19 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at border points and their entry into the country was not permitted.
To date, Ugandan recoveries have reached 982.
Uganda this week registered its first Covid-19 death
The Seychelles and Eritrea are now the only countries in Africa not to have reported a Covid-19 death, according to John Hopkins University data.
The patient was a 33-year-old Ugandan woman, from Namisindwa District, who was admitted to hospital on July 15 and treated for severe pneumonia after suffering Covid-19 symptoms. She died on July 21, the Ministry of Health said on Twitter on Thursday.
Since the pandemic began, 1,103 Ugandans have tested positive for Covid-19, Ministry of Health figures showed on Saturday.
The country took stringent steps to try to halt the spread of the virus early on in March. It was one of the first African countries to impose travel restrictions on its citizens and others traveling from 16 countries it said had a high number of cases of coronavirus, including the US and UK.
It was also among the first African country to announce a ban on large public gatherings including weddings, church and Jumat services for a period of 30 days.
On March 18, schools were closed and public rallies banned.