The Ministry of Health has confirmed 14 new COVID-19 cases in Uganda bringing the total number of infections in the country to 953.
Dr Henry Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services in the Ministry of Health announced that new cases were confirmed from 3,103 samples tested for COVID-19 on Sunday.
“Today, the Ministry of Health confirms 14 new COVID-19 cases from 3,103 samples tested. The cumulative COVID-19 cases of Ugandans are now 953,” he announced.
Of the 14 new COVID-19 cases, 11 are truck drivers while 3 are contacts and alerts to previously confirmed cases.
The 3 new cases of contacts and alerts are from Luweero, Kyotera and Amuru districts.
Dr Mwebesa further said that of the 11 truck truck who tested positive for COVID-19, 9 arrived from Kenya via Malaba border point, 1 from South Sudan via Elegu and 1 arrived from Tanzania via Mutukula border point.
Meanwhile, 43 foreign truck drivers (39 Kenyans and 4 Tanzanians) tested positive for COVID-19 but were denied entry into Uganda as per the presidential directive.
Uganda so far has a total of 206 COVID-19 active cases on admission, of whom 177 are Ugandans, 24 foreigners and 5 refugees.
The number of people who have so far recovered from COVID-19 in Uganda has also risen to 892.
It is however important to note that foreigners and refugees who are COVID-19 positive are admitted in Uganda’s health facilities but not captured in the Uganda’s cumulative COVID-19 confirmed cases.
Since the Ministry of Health began testing COVID-19, a total of 210,446 samples have been tested.
Currently, Uganda has a total of 953 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 206 active cases on admission, 892 recoveries and no fatalities.