Uganda’s new COVID-19 confirmed cases remained in single figures as 5 were confirmed from the 3,696 samples tested on July 16, the Ministry of Health has announced today afternoon.
According to the office of the Director-General of Health Services, Dr Henry Mwebesa, 2 truck drivers from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, 2 contacts from previously confirmed cases and a Ugandan resident of Indian descent who recently returned from India make up the total of the 5 confirmed cases.
24 foreign truck drivers who tested positive at the borders were denied entry into the country and henceforth returned to their countries of origin.
This means that Uganda has confirmed single-figure daily new COVID-19 cases all week except on Tuesday when 11 cases were announced to have been found positive.
This means that the cumulative confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Uganda stand at 1,056 and only 166 remain on admission.