Uganda’s COVID-19 cases rise to 927, as sixteen more test positive

By :
AT Reporter

KAMPALA – Uganda’s confirmed coronavirus cases have risen to 927 after sixteen more people tested positive in the last 24 hours.

According to the ministry of health, all the new cases are Ugandans who were among 5,133 samples tested on July 3.

Five of the confirmed cases are contacts who were picked from Amuru and Namisindwa, while the other cases were of eleven truck drivers 9 of whom arrived via Malaba, 1 via Kerwa Point of Entry in Yumbe District and 1 via Elegu.

Africa Tembelea understands that the number of patients who have recovered from COVID-19 has increased to 868 and these include both Ugandans and Foreigners.

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, 42 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 205 (173 are Ugandans, 25 foreigners and 7 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.

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