The Ministry of Health has on Monday confirmed 4 new COVID-19 cases in Uganda bringing the total number of cases in the country to 774.
The Director General Health Services in the Ministry of Health Dr Henry Mwebesa announced that new cases were confirmed from 2,224 samples tested on Sunday.
Of the 4 new cases, Mwebesa says 2 were from 1,600 samples tested from points of entry while the other 2 were among 624 samples from contacts and alerts to previously confirmed cases.
2 of the cases from points of entry are truck drivers. 1 arrived from South Sudan via Elegu border point and another one arrived from Kenya via Malaba border.
Kyotera and Amuru districts have continuously recorded the highest number of locally transmitted COVID-19 cases in Uganda.
Meanwhile, Mwebesa announced that COVID-19 recoveries in Uganda had risen to 631.
While addressing the nation about COVID-19 on Sunday, the Minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng warned that Uganda is likely to slop to stage 4 of COVID-19 which is full blown community transmission.
Aceng attributed this to the complacency of Ugandans mainly due to drop in a number of cases that are registered on a daily basis.
Uganda is currently in stage 3 where there is clusters of community transmission. Uganda moved to stage 3 from stage 2 where it was reporting sporadic cases.
Aceng expressed fear that even handwashing which has risen to 86% from 23% dropped to 56% due to complacency of Ugandans.
President Museveni will address the nation about COVID-19 today Monday 22nd June 2020 at State House.
Currently, Uganda has a total of 774 cumulative COVID-19 cases but with 256 active cases on admission.
The 256 on admission include 143 Ugandans and 113 foreigners.
Uganda has not registered any COVID-19 related deaths.