The Ministry of Health has confirmed 9 new COVID-19 cases in Uganda bringing the total number of cases in the country to 741.
Dr Henry Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services in the Ministry of Health announced that the new cases were confirmed from 2,702 samples tasted on Wednesday.
“All confirmed cases are Ugandans. The total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda are now 741,” announced Dr Mwebesa.
Four of the new cases he says were among 1,554 samples tested from points of entry while 5 are among 1,148 samples of contacts and alerts to previously confirmed cases.
The 4 cases from points of entry include 2 truck drivers who arrived from Kenya via Malaba border point while the other 2 arrived from South Sudan via Elegu and Ngomoromo border point respectively.
Of the 5 cases from alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases include 3 from Kyotera and 2 from Amuru districts.
Additionally, a total of 31 foreign truck drivers (24 Kenyans, 6 Tanzanians and 1 Burundian) who tested positive for COVID-19 were handed back to their respective country of origin.
Currently, Uganda has a total of 741 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 442 recoveries and no fatalities.