No truck drivers were diagnosed with COVID-19 as 8 new cases were confirmed from the 2,402 samples tested on July 15, the Ministry of Health has announced.
A COVID-19 update from the office of the Director-General of Health Services, Henry Mwebesa revealed that of the 8 cases, 2 were alerts from communities, 5 were contacts of previously confirmed cases and one was an Indian resident of Uganda who recently returned from India.
10 foreign truck drivers who tested positive for COVID-19 were not permitted to enter the country.
It is the first time in a long while that a Ugandan truck driver is not diagnosed with COVID-19 and there had been increasing calls not to permit truck drivers to enter the country.
However, concerns continue to grow over the increasing number of community transmissions as 7 of the 8 cases confirmed yesterday were from communities in Kampala, Kagadi, Lamwo and Amuru districts.
Cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans diagnosed with Coronavirus now stand at 1,051, with only 173 patients still active and under admission. This means that 878 Ugandans have recovered from COVID-19 so far since we have not yet registered any death.