COVID-19: Uganda Registers 10 New Cases as Total Shoots to 1,223

The ministry of health Uganda has confirmed ten (10) new COVID-19 cases from 3,577 samples tested on 5th August, 2020.

Of the 10 confirmed cases, seven (7) are contacts to previously confirmed cases including six (6) from Namisindwa district and one (1) is an Indian Ugandan returnee resident of Kibuli in Kampala.

The other three (3) are truck drivers, two (2) of whom arrived from Kenya via Malaba while the other one (1) arrived from South Sudan via Elegu point of entry.

According to the ministry, a total of eleven (11) foreign truck drivers including 6 Kenyans,4 Tanzanians and 1 Eritrean who tested positive for COVID19 were not permitted entry in to the country.

To date, Uganda registers a cumulative total of 1,223 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 1,102 recoveries and five (5) COVID19 deaths.

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