KAMPALA – Uganda’s confirmed coronavirus cases have risen to 902 after nine more people tested positive in the last 24 hours.
According to the ministry of health, all the new cases are Ugandans who were among 1,958 samples tested on July 2.
Seven of the confirmed cases are contacts who were picked from Amuru and Tororo, while the other cases were of two truck drivers who arrived from Kenya via the Malaba point of entry.
Africa Tembelea understands that the number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 has increased to 847 after 10 new patients got discharged.
With Uganda’s cases now heading towards the 1000 mark, the minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng says that people need to take precautions.
“As we register more cases in communities, it is important that people take the necessary precautions. People should wash their hands and wear a mask to protect themselves,” said Dr. Aceng.
In a related development, 27 more foreign truck drivers who tested positive for COVID-19, were not allowed into the country.
To date, the number of active cases on admission in Uganda stands at 188 (163 are Ugandans, 19 foreigners and 6 refugees). The health ministry notes that even when some foreigners and refugees are admitted in Uganda’s health facilities, they are however NOT captured in the cumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases.