11 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Uganda, tally rises to 1,040

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Dr.Henry Mwebesa, Director General Health Services. Courtesy/File Photo
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Baluku Geoffrey

KAMPALA – Uganda’s ministry of health has reported 11 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the national cumulative total to 1,040.

The new cases were from the 2,575 samples tested on Tuesday, July 13.

According to, Dr Henry Mwebesa, the Director-General Health Services at the ministry of health, of the 11 confirmed cases, eight are truck drivers out of whom six arrived from Kenya via Malaba border, one from DRC via Padea in Zombo district and another from South Sudan via Elegu border point, while 2 are contacts and alerts from Hoima and Kyotera districts.

The Director General also noted that another one of the confirmed cases is “a Ugandan national who returned from South Africa and was under quarantine at the time of test.”

Relatedly, 27 more foreign truck drivers-23 Kenyans, 2 Tanzanians and 2 Congolese who tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry were not allowed into the country.

While Uganda has reported 984 recoveries, of both Ugandans and non-Ugandans, it is yet to register a COVID-19 related death.

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