Uganda reports 4 new COVID-19 cases, raising total to 893

By :
Baluku Geoffrey

KAMPALA – Uganda’s Ministry of Health has on Wednesday, July 1st confirmed 4 new COVID-19 cases, from 2,059 samples tested in the last 24 hours. This brings the total number of infections in the country to 893.

“Of the 4 confirmed Ugandan cases, one is a truck driver who arrived from Kenya via Malaba point of entry and 3 are contacts and alerts- two from Kyotera and one from Amuru district,” said Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services at the Ministry of Health.

According to Dr. Mwebesa, sixteen (16) foreign truck drivers (11 Kenyans, 4 Tanzanians and 1 Congolese) who tested positive for COVID-19, were not allowed into the country.

Currently, the country has 184 active cases on admission, out of whom 162 are Ugandans, 3 refugees and 19 foreigners.

“It is important to note that foreigners and refugees are admitted in our health facilities but are NOT captured in the cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases,” said Dr. Mwebesa.

To-date, Uganda has tested a cumulative total of 194,872 samples out of whom 893 have so far been diagnosed with the respiratory disease. Of the confirmed cases, 837 have recovered, and the country has not registered any COVID-19 related death since the first case was recorded.

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