Christine Mbatuusa

Christine Mbatuusa

Uganda’s COVID-19 Confirmed Positive Cases Now At 1,000

The cumulative number of COVID-19 confirmed positive cases since the first case was reported in March has reached the 1000 mark after 219,627 samples were tested during the period.

This comes after Dr. Henry G. Mwebesa, director general health services, at the ministry of health in a statement on Thursday confirmed 23 new COVID-19 cases from 3,316 samples tested on Wednesday.

Uganda hasn’t recorded a single COVID-19 related death.

“To-date, Uganda registered a total of 908 COVID-19 recoveries (recoveries include both Ugandan and non-Ugandans who were admitted here because they could not be repatriated immediately) and no COVID-19 death recorded,” Dr. Mwebesa said.

Positive returnees

Of the 23 confirmed cases on Wednesday, twelve are Ugandan nationals who returned from abroad – eight are from Afghanistan, three from DRC, one from South Africa. They were under quarantine at the time of test, the ministry said.

Uganda Continues To Struggle With COVID-19 After 23 New Cases Are Confirmed

Uganda continues to be hit by the coronavirus after the ministry of health Monday morning confirmed twenty-three new COVID-19 cases from 2, 219 samples tested on Sunday, 22nd June 2020.

Dr. Henry G. Mwebesa, director general health services, ministry of health Uganda in a statement revealed that five new cases were among 1, 308 samples tested from points of entry.

Eighteen cases were among 911 samples of alerts and contacts. He noted that all confirmed cases are Ugandans. The total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda is now 797.

A total of thirteen foreign truck drivers (8 Kenyans, 1 Burundian, 1 Eritrean and 1 Rwandan) tested positive for COVID-19 and were handed over to their respective country of origin.

Uganda has registered a total of 699 COVID-19 recoveries and to-date, no COVID-19 related death has been recorded.

COVID-19 Positive Cases Now At 686 After MoH Confirms 7 More Cases

The ministry if health confirms seven new COVID-19 cases from 2, 532 samples tested on 11th June 2020. Three new cases were among 1,310 samples tested from points of entry while four new cases were among 1, 164 samples of alerts and contact.

All 58 samples of health workers tested negative for COVID-19. All confirmed cases are Ugandans. The total confirmed COVID-19 case in Uganda is now 686.

Additionally, eighteen foreign truck drivers (8 Kenyans, 4 Tanzanian, 2 Congolese, 2 South Sudanese and 3 Eritreans) tested positive for COVID-19 and were handed over to their respective country of origin. 

 

Uganda Confirms 84 New COVID-19 Cases To Push Total To 413 Cases

The COVID-19 story in Uganda is getting uglier at a time when Ugandans were hoping for the best following President Yoweri Museveni partial lifting of the lockdown.

The ministry of health has Saturday night confirmed that they had registered 84 new COVID-19 cases. 51 positive foreign truck drivers were handed over to their country of origin. The total confirmed cases are now 413.

Of the 84 recorded positive cases, 52 cases are truck drivers: 50 arrived from South Sudan via Elegu, while 2 arrived from Kenya via Busia. The other 32 cases are contacts to previously confirmed cases. All were under quarantine, the ministry said.

Meanwhile, Uganda also registered 71 recoveries on Saturday. Uganda remains lucky having registered no single death as a result of the coronavirus which has claimed the lives of more than 370, 000 people across the world.

Following a two months lockdown, President Museveni eased the lockdown when he let nonfood shops to reopen and private transport to operate upon observing of the laid-out guidelines and SOPs. It was expected that he would free public transport next week.

Ever since Uganda closed its lone international airport and all border entry points, the main source of COVID19 cases has been from international trade truck drivers who carry essential tradeable goods from within the East African bloc.

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