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Covid-19 Active Cases Continue to Drop as Museveni Prepares to Address the Nation

Recently, the number of COVID-19 active cases on admission has been drastically reducing due to decrease in the number of cases confirmed on a daily basis and a larger number recovering.

Uganda has not registered any COVID-19 related deaths.

Today Monday, the Ministry of Health confirmed only 4 COVID-19 cases from 2,196 samples tested on Sunday.

The 4 new COVID-19 confirmed cases include 2 truck drivers and 2 alerts.

“Of the 4 confirmed cases, 2 are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan and Rwanda via Elegu and Mirama Hills points of entry respectively while 2 are alerts from Tororo and Amuru districts,” announced Dr Henry Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services in the Ministry of Health.

The new confirmed cases have inflated the cumulative total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda to 1,069.

Despite the cumulative total confirmed COVID-19 cases being in thousands, the active cases on admission are only 142.

Dr Mwebesa announced that out of the 142 active cases on admission, 121 are Ugandans, 19 foreigners and 2 refugees.

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The cumulative total number of COVID-19 recoveries has also increased to 1,071.

It is however important to note that the number of COVID-19 recoveries include both Ugandans and foreigners.

More so, COVID-19 positive foreigners are not tallied on Uganda’s cumulative total confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Mwebesa says a total of 9 foreign truck drivers (7 Kenyans and 2 Tanzanians) tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday but were denied entry into Uganda as per the presidential directive that only COVID-19 negative foreign truck drivers be allowed entry into the country.

Ever since Uganda began testing for COVID-19, 247,646 samples have been tested.

President Museveni will tomorrow Tuesday address the nation in regard to COVID-19 prevention and response.

In the most recent presidential address, Museveni ordered the Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister for Kampala Betty Amongi and the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives Amelia Kyambadde to work out a plan that would see lifting of COVID-19 restrictions and the opening of arcades.

In response, the responsible Ministries set the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that must be fulfilled by the arcades in order to be reopened.

The line Ministries have since announced that 48 arcades have met the SOPs and would be reopened.

However, schools, bars, places of worship and other sectors that were shut in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic are still locked.

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