Uganda’s Covid-19 Cases Rise to 763

Health Minister, Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng

Uganda has Saturday recorded eight new infections of Ugandan nationals, raising the country’s count of covid-19 cases to 763.

According to the Ministry of Health, five of the new cases are truck drivers from points of entry; three from Elegu, one from Busia and another from Malaba.

The other three are among contacts and alerts, all from Kyotera District.

“25 more foreign truck drivers who tested positive for COVID-19 were returned to their respective country of origin,” said the Ministry.

Uganda has so far registered 492 recoveries and no fatalities since the first case was confirmed in the country, according to Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the director general of Health Services.

However, 492 people who previously tested positive for the virus have recovered and been discharged from hospitals across the country.

There has not been any Covid-19 related death in Uganda since the first case was confirmed in the country in March this year, according to Dr Henry Mwebesa, the director general health services.

President Museveni has on two occassion cautioned Ugandans against complacency. He warned that failure to adhere guidelines against the spread of the novel coronavirus would increase the number of infections and may lead to deaths.

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