The Ministry of Health has on Tuesday confirmed 244 new COVID-19 cases in Uganda bringing the cumulative total number of confirmed infections in the country to 6,712.
The new cases were confirmed from the 3,535 tests done on Monday.
“Results from COVID-19 tests done on September 21, 2020; 244 new COVID-19 cases confirmed. The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 6,712,” the Health Ministry announced.
The new cases include 219 contacts and alerts, and 24 returnees.
These include 26 from Kiryadongo, 23 from Kampala, 19 from Pader, 16 from Gulu, 14 from Mukono, 13 from Moroto, 11 from Jinja, 11 from Adjumani, 9 from Amuru, 7 from Busia, 12 from Kitgum, 6 from Lira, 5 from Omoro, 4 from Buvuma, 5 from Nakapiripiriti, 3 from Arua, 3 from Iganga, 3 from Kisoro, 3 from Kumi, 3 from Mitooma, 2 from Nabilatuk, 2 from Bulambuli, 2 from Butaleja, 2 from Soroti.
The other districts of Abim, Buikwe, Bunyangabu, Kabarole, Kapchorwa, Kotido, Isingiro, Mbarara, Moyo, Ngora, Sironko, Tororo and Zombo had one case each.
The 24 returnees who tested positive for COVID-19 arrived from India.
One Ugandan truck driver also tested positive for covid-19 from Mpondwe point of entry.
Meanwhile, 1 Kenyan truck driver tested positive for COVID-19 at Malaba point of Entry. His entry was not permitted as per the presidential directive that only COVID-19 negative foreign truck drivers shall be allowed entry into the country.
Of the 3,335 samples tested for COVID-19 on Monday, 199 were from points of entry while 3,336 were from contacts and alerts to previously confirmed cases.
Currently, Uganda has a cumulative total of 6,712 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 2,778 recoveries and 64 fatalities.