KAMPALA – Uganda’s ministry of health on Thursday confirmed 23 new COVID-19 cases from 3,316 samples tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of registered cases in the country to 1,000.
Of the 23 confirmed cases, 12 are Ugandans who returned from abroad in the recent repatriation flights and all were under quarantine at the time of testing.
According to a statement from the ministry of health, 3 other cases are truck drivers who tested positive at the different points of entry while 8 are contacts and alerts from districts of Tororo, Hoima, Luweero, Kyotera and Arua.
Additionally, Africa Tembelea has learnt that 31 more foreign truck drivers who tested positive for COVID-19, were returned to their respective country of origin.
To date, Uganda has registered a total of 908 recoveries from the novel coronavirus and no related death since the first case was reported on March 21.