By Mable Nakibuuka
Uganda’s Ministry of Health has announced that the country has so far registered 1,313 cumulative cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19), with 9 deaths and 1, 138 total recoveries.
The Ministry announced that it had recorded two COVID-19 related deaths on Monday, bringing the total number of deaths to 9 (nine).
This was revealed in a statement released by the Ministry on Tuesday August 11, 2020, which indicates that 16 new cases were registered from tests conducted on Monday.
“Results from COVID-19 tests done on 10 August 2020 confirm 16 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans to-date are 1,313.
The number of Samples from Points of Entry tested entry were 1,473
Samples from Alerts and Contacts tested 777
The Total number of samples tested 2,250
The Cumulative COVID-19 samples tested to-date 301,286.
Of the sixteen (16) confirmed cases; twelve (12) are alerts, two (2) are contacts to previously confirmed cases, one (1) is a truck driver who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu Point of Entry and one (1) a returnee from Kenya who was under quarantine at the time of test.
Regarding the twelve (12) alerts, eight (8) are from Namisindwa, three (3) are from Tororo and one (1)from Kampala Metropolitan Area. The two (2) contacts to previously confirmed cases are from Adjumani District. Eleven (11) Kenyan truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their envy into the country was not permitted.
The Ministry also revealed that several foreign truck drivers who tested positive for COVID-19 mid were requested to return to their respective countries of origin.