KAMPALA — The Ministry of Health has confirmed 14 new cases from 3,103 samples tested on Sunday July 5. The cumulative cases of Uganda have since increased to 953.
Of the 14 new cases, the ministry of health indicates that, 11 are truck drivers while three are contacts and alerts from Luwero, Kyotera and Amuru Districts.
Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director General of Health Services explains that nine of the truck drivers arrived from Kenya via Malaba, one arrived from South Sudan via Elegu and one from Tanzania via Mutukula.
Additionally, he says, 43 foreign truck drivers including 39 Kenyans and 4 Tanzanians tested positive for the coronavirus and their entry into Uganda was not permitted.
Hr says there 206 active cases on admission, 177 are Ugandans, 24 foreigners and 5 refugees.
He adds that foreigners nationals and refugees are not captured in the country’s cumulative confirmed cases.
To date, Dr. Mwebesa notes that Uganda registered 892 recoveries including nationals and foreigners, and “no COVID-19 related death recorded”.
A total of 3103 tests were carried out on Sunday — bringing the cumulative total to 210,446.