Coronavirus – Uganda: Results of COVID-19 tests done on 26th July 2020
Number of new confirmed cases: 13
Number of Ugandan truck drivers confirmed: 5
Number of alerts confirmed: 1
Number of contacts confirmed: 7
Number of returnees confirmed: 0
Cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans to-date: 1,128
Cumulative Ugandan recoveries to-date: 986
COVID-19 deaths: 0
COVID-19 deaths registered to-date: 2
Number of foreign truck drivers that tested positive and were denied entry into the country: 20
Samples from Points of Entry tested: 1,340
Samples from Alerts and Contacts tested: 472
Total number of samples tested: 1,812
Cumulative COVID-19 samples tested to-date: 262,277
Of the thirteen (13) confirmed cases; five (5) are truck drivers, seven (7) are contacts to previously confirmed cases while one (1) is an alert from Kampala. Regarding the five (5) truck drivers; three (3) arrived from Kenya via Malaba while two (2) arrived from Tanzania and DRC via Mutukula and Goli Points of Entry respectively. Out of the seven (7) contacts; six (6) are from Namisindwa District while one (1) is from Arua District. AU were under quarantine at the time of test.
Twenty (20) foreign truck drivers (10 Kenyans, 4 Congolese, 3 Rwandese, 2 Tanzanians and 1 Burundian) tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health – Republic of Uganda.
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