KAMPALA – The Ministry of Health has confirmed 171 new COVID-19 cases from tests done on Friday, October 2,2020.
This rises the total confirmed cases of Ugandans to 8,662.
According to the ministry, 117 of the new cases are alerts and contacts to previously confimed cases.
“Masaka (43), Kampala (28), Jinja (10), Kole (12), Bukwo (10), Lira (3), Apac (2), Kisoro (2), Mukono (1), Namisindwa (1), Tororo (3), Wakiso (1), Busia (1),” the ministry said in a statement.
In addition, 54 returnees with 48 from Jordan, 5 from Oman and 1 from UAE also tested positive for coronavirus.
The ministry said 4,546 have recovered from COVID-19 while 79 have succumbed to the same.
Speaking to the media earlier this week, health minister Jane Ruth Aceng said all incoming travelers via Entebbe International Airport or the land border
points of entry are required to have a negative PCR COVID-19 test done 72
hours at point of origin before departure.
“For travelers who present at the airport without test results, a sample will be collected upon arrival and the individual required to meet the cost of the test as
well as quarantine at their own cost till their COVID-19 result is returned.”