The number of new COVID-19 infections in Uganda continues to lower after only 3 new cases were confirmed from tests done on July 14, bringing the total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases to date to 1,043. This follows the 11 new cases confirmed on Tuesday and 4 cases confirmed on Monday.
Of the 3 new cases, two are truck drivers who arrived from Kenya whereas the other case is an alert from Kampala district, according to a COVID-19 update provided by the Ministry of Health and signed by the Director-General of Health Services, Dr Henry Mwebesa.
19 foreign truck drivers who tested positive at the border points of entry were not permitted to enter the country.
According to the same update, the total number of recoveries in the country, including nationals, foreigners and refugees is 1,004 and the Ugandan cases which are still active and on admission are 172.
The recent slump in new COVID-19 cases will come as welcome news to many Ugandans who are desperate for the disease to be defeated so that life can return to normal, as the lockdown has had adverse effects on the lives of many.
Uganda has been hailed for its approach in handling the Coronavirus and it is one of 29 countries yet to record a COVID-19 related death.