KAMPALA – Uganda’s ministry of health on Monday said it has registered 14 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 953.
Out of the 3,103 samples from cross-border cargo truck drivers and community contacts tested over the last 24 hours, eleven Ugandan truck drivers who came in via Malaba, Elegu and Mutukula points of entry, and three contacts from Luwero, Kyotera and Amuru tested positive for the virus.
Africa Tembelea has also learnt that 43 more foreign truck drivers (39 Kenyans, and 4 Tanzanians) who tested positive for COVID-19 at Uganda’s points of entry were handed back to their countries of origin.
According to Dr. Henry Mwebesa, Director General Health Services at the ministry of health, a total of 892 patients that include both Ugandans and Foreigners have since been discharged from various hospitals across the country.
Currently, “the number of active cases on admission in Uganda stands at 206 out of whom 177 are Ugandans, 24 foreigners and 5 refugees,” Dr Mwebesa added.
Africa Tembelea understands that whereas some foreigners and refugees are admitted in Uganda’s health facilities, they are however NOT captured in the cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases.