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Covid-19 Cases in Uganda Hit 1000 Mark

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.

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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.

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