KAMPALA — The number of Ugandans who are still receiving treatment for COVID-19 on Tuesday July 28 increased to 153, after seven new cases were registered, the ministry of health has said in the latest update.
The ministry of health has confirmed that seven new cases were part of 1, 885 samples that were analysed on Monday July 27.
Uganda’s cumulative coronavirus cases now stand at 1,128 infections.
Five are truck drivers who entered through the Malaba and Mutukula points of entry, while is an alert in Buikwe District. Meanwhile, another returnee from Saudi Arabia who was under quarantine at the time of test also tested positive for the coronavirus.
32 foreign truck drivers (26 Kenyans and 3 Tanzanians, 2 Congolese and one South Sudanese tested positive for coronavirus and were denied entry into Uganda.
With an increase in deaths and community cases, the health epidemiologists on the COVID-19 ministerial scientific taskforce now want government to concentrate testing in communities.
Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng will Thursday, July 30 deliver another comprehensive health address to the nation on the COVID-19 Response in Uganda.
The Ministry of Health said the address who time is yet to be determined will be live on all TVs via the National Broadcaster, UBC studios.
With evolving COVID-19 situation in the country, Jane Aceng the minister of health is expected to make a comprehensive address on Thursday this week via UBC and other TVs,” the Ministry of Health said, adding that the time will be communicated accordingly.
Uganda reported a second COVID-19 death, the ministry of health said on Sunday.
The Ministry in a statement indicated that the victim was an 80-year-old female who was first admitted at a private hospital in the capital Kampala on Friday and later referred to a bigger hospital (Mengo Hospital in Kampala)