The Ministry of Health has today confirmed 40 new COVID-19 cases from 1,319 samples tested yesterday Sunday bringing the total number of cases in the country to 457.
According to the statement issued by Dr Charles Olaro on behalf of Director General Health Services Henry Mwebesa, 23 of the new cases are from points of entry while 17 are from samples of contacts and alerts.
Of the new cases, 23 are from 993 samples from points of entry while 17 are from 326 samples of contacts and alerts.
Of the new 23 cases, 20 are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu, 2 arrived from Tanzania via Mutukula and 1 arrived via Padea point of entry.
Further, of the 17 new cases from samples of contacts and alerts, 2 are from Gulu, 1 from Jinja, 3 from Amudat, 3 from Wakiso, 2 from Amuru, 1 from Yumbe, 2 from Zombo and 3 from Nebbi district.
“The total confirmed cases in Uganda are now 457,” added Dr Olaro.
Additionally, 31 Foreign truck drivers (11 Tanzanians, 19 Kenyans and 1 Eritrean) who tested positive for COVID-19 were handed back to their respective countries of origin.
Currently, there are 303 admitted COVID-19 cases in 14 referral hospitals in the country.
Yesterday, the Ministry of Health announced that 7 frontline health workers that include 3 nurses, 2 doctors and 2 senior staff tested positive for COVID-19.
Today, President Museveni will address the nation about COVID-19.