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COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Surpass 800


By Rogers Wanambwa 

KIU, Main Campus - The Ministry of Health has confirmed eight new COVID-19 cases bringing the country’s case count to 805. 

According to a tweet from the Ministry of Health, 6 of these confirmed cases are truck drivers from the country’s border Points of Entry; 3 from Mutukula, 2 from Elegu, and 1 from Malaba. The cases were discovered from among the 1,521 samples taken from the border points. 

The other two cases are from 675 samples taken from contacts and alerts received from Amuru and Kyotera districts. 

Amuru and Kyotera are the districts with the highest number of community infections, something that compelled President Yoweri Museveni, in his last COVID-19 address to the nation, to keep transport within these districts closed, despite opening up other selected border districts.

14 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 and were returned to their countries of origin.

Despite a daily recording of COVID-19 cases, the infections are being outstripped by the number of recoveries, which stand at 717 so far. 

However, Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng on Monday warned Ugandans about taking the high rate of recoveries for granted, advising them to instead continually adhere to the ministry’s guidelines so that we can defeat the virus.