The Ministry of Health has on Wednesday confirmed 6 new COVID-19 cases in Uganda bringing the total number of infections in the country to 977.
Dr Henry Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services in the Ministry of Health announced that new cases were confirmed from 3,451 samples tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
“Today, the Ministry of Health confirms 6 new COVID-19 cases from 3,451 samples tested. The cumulative COVID-19 cases of Ugandans is now 977,” he announced.
Of the 6 new COVID-19 cases, 4 are truck drivers while 2 are contacts and alerts to previously confirmed cases.
The 2 new cases of contacts and alerts are from Tororo and Moyo districts.
Dr Mwebesa further said that the 4 truck truck who tested positive for COVID-19, arrived from Kenya via Malaba border point.
Meanwhile, 19 foreign truck drivers (16 Kenyans and 2 Tanzanians and 1 Congolese) tested positive for COVID-19 and were denied entry into Uganda as per the presidential directive.
Uganda so far has a total of 210 COVID-19 active cases on admission, of whom 189 are Ugandans, 18 foreigners and 3 refugees.
The number of people who have so far recovered from COVID-19 in Uganda has also risen to 904.
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 216,311 samples have been tested.
Currently, Uganda has a total of 977 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 210 active cases on admission, 904 recoveries and no fatalities.