KAMPALA – Uganda’s ministry of health on Sunday confirmed 12 new COVID-19 cases raising to 1,025 the number of cumulative coronavirus infections in the country.
In a post on twitter, the ministry of health said that the new cases were diagnosed from 2,292 samples tested on Saturday, July 11.
“12 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed,” the ministry of health said in a statement, adding that “the cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1,025,” the ministry said.
Out of 12 new cases, 7 are truck drivers with 5 having come in from Malaba, 2 from Mirama Hills and Elegu points of entry while 5 others were from Alerts and contacts in the districts of Tororo, Lira and from Cyanika.
Relatedly, Africa Tembelea has learnt that 17 foreign truck drivers who tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry, were denied entry into the country.
To date, Uganda has registered a total of 972 recoveries from the novel coronavirus and no related death since the first case was reported on March 21.
According to the ministry of health, these recoveries include both Ugandans and foreigners. It should however be noted that whereas foreigners and refugees are admitted in Uganda’s health facilities, they are NOT captured in the cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases.