KIU, Western Campus – The Ministry of Health has announced 13 new COVID-19 cases from tests done on August 7, as another person from Greater Bushenyi, an alert from Sheema district, tested positive.
The Western part of the country, specifically Bushenyi, had steered clear of the virus, but the second positive case in two days, including another alert from Bushenyi district who tested positive on August 6, will raise concern among the populace in the area.
However, these concerns can be alleviated by the fact that KIU Teaching Hospital has a COVID-19 Emergency Centre which is approved by the Ministry of Health and Bushenyi district COVID-19 taskforce to handle COVID-19 cases.
Breakdown of COVID-19 results from samples tested on August 7
13 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed. The cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1,267
1 truck driver arrived via Ngomoromo, Lamwo
3 contacts to previously confirmed cases
- 1 from Kampala
- 1 from Nakaseke
- 1 from Ngora
- 2 from Kampala
- 1 from Kisoro
- 1 from Sheema
- 2 from Wakiso
- 2 from South Sudan
- 1 from DRC
19 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted
Cumulative Ugandan recoveries: 1,115
Samples from Points of Entry tested today: 1,398
Samples from alerts and contacts: 1,298
Total samples tested today: 2,696
Source: Ministry of Health