KIU, Western Campus – Uganda has reached the unwelcome milestone of registering 1,000 COVID-19 confirmed cases.
This follows an additional 23 infections which were registered from the 3,316 samples tested on July 8, the Ministry of Health has announced.
A press release by the Ministry this afternoon says that of the confirmed cases, 12 are Ugandan returnees from abroad, including 8 from Afghanistan, 3 from the Democratic Republic of Congo and one from South Sudan.
Eight cases are of contacts and alerts of previously confirmed cases, with four coming from Tororo district and one each from Arua, Kyotera, Luweero and Hoima districts. The remaining three cases are truck drivers who arrived through Afoji, Mutukula and Madi border Points of Entry.
31 foreign truck drivers who tested positive were not permitted to enter the country.
Of Uganda’s 1,000 cases, 908 have recovered so far.