The Ministry of Health has on Wednesday confirmed 98 new COVID-19 cases in Uganda bringing the cumulative number of infections in the country to 2,524.
The new cases were confirmed from samples tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday.
Out of the 98 new infections, 90 are contacts and alerts and they include 65 from Kampala, 8 from Moroto, 6 from Wakiso, 4 from Mbale, 3 from Gulu, 2 from Adjumani while Arua, Kotido, Pader and Tororo recorded 1 case each.
The Ugandan truck drivers who tested positive for COVID-19 are 3, 2 of whom arrived via Mpondwe while 1 arrived via Malaba border point.
2 returnees from South Sudan and South Africa and 1 health worker from Adjumani also tested positive for COVID-19.
3 foreign truck drivers, 2 from Kenya and 1 from Tanzania also tested positive for COVID-19 and were denied entry into Uganda as per the presidential directive that only COVID-19 negative foreign truck drivers be allowed entry into the country.
The Ministry also recorded 1 COVID-19 death bringing the total number of fatalities in the country to 26.
“Uganda recorded 1 COVID-19 death; a Ugandan male aged 27 years old, resident of Mulago Kampala. The cumulative total deaths is now 26,” the Ministry announced.
Out of the 4,232 COVID-19 tests done on Tuesday, 1,667 were from points of entry while 2,565 were from contacts and alerts.
Since Uganda began testing for COVID-19, a total of 359,289 samples have so far been tested.
Currently, Uganda has a cumulative total of 2,524 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 1,268 recoveries and 26 fatalities.