The Ministry of Health has announced that Uganda has registered 16 new COVID-19 positive cases from tests done on 2,250 samples on August 10, bringing the country’s cumulative cases to 1,313.
In its latest COVID-19 update, the ministry also declared an increasing number of alert cases, lending credence to the fact that community transmissions are on the rise and that there are probably many more people in the communities with COVID-19 but they can’t be recorded due to lack of enough capacity to do mass testing.
Of the 16 new cases registered, 12 were alerts from communities while 2 were contacts from Adjumani district, with only one truck driver and a returnee from Kenya, who was under quarantine at the time the sample was taken.
Namisindwa continues to be a hotspot, with 8 of the 12 alerts being registered from the eastern Uganda district while 3 alerts are from Tororo, also in eastern Uganda and only one from the Kampala Metropolitan Area.
11 Kenyan truck drivers who tested positive for the Coronavirus were not permitted to enter the country.
Uganda’s recoveries currently stand at 1,138 and we have registered 9 fatalities so far.