The cumulative total number of COVID-19 cases in Uganda has now reached 1000
This is after the Ministry of Health confirmed 23 new COVID-19 cases.
Dr Henry Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services in the Ministry of Health announced that the 23 new cases were confirmed from 3,316 samples tested for COVID-19 on Wednesday.
“Today, the Ministry of Health confirms 23 new COVID-19 cases from 3,316 samples tested. The cumulative COVID-19 confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1000,” he announced.
Of the 23 new COVID-19 cases, 12 are Ugandan nationals who returned from abroad and they include 8 from Afghanistan, 3 from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and 1 from South Sudan. They were under quarantine at the time of test.
3 are truck drivers who arrived via Mutukula, Afogi and Madi Opei border points.
The rest 8 are contacts and alerts to previously confirmed cases and they include 4 from Tororo and another 4 from Hoima, Luweero, Kyotera and Arua districts.
Meanwhile, 31 foreign truck drivers (24 Kenyans, 3 Tanzanians, 2 Congolese, 1 Rwandan and 1 South Sudanese) tested positive for COVID-19 but were denied entry into Uganda as per the presidential directive.
The number of people who have so far recovered from COVID-19 in Uganda has also risen to 908 and include both Ugandans and foreigners.
It is however important to note that there are foreigners and refugees who are COVID-19 positive and admitted in Uganda’s health facilities but not captured in the Uganda’s cumulative COVID-19 confirmed cases.
The cumulative total of now 1000 COVID-19 cases in Uganda are all Ugandans excluding foreigners and refugees.
Since the Ministry of Health began testing COVID-19, a total of 219,627 samples have been tested.
Currently, Uganda has a total of 1000 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 908 recoveries and no fatalities.