Uganda has registered 43 coronavirus cases among the 3,905 samples that have been tested today, 18- August, bringing the total number of the country’s confirmed cases to 1,603.
The Confirmed Cases include; 32 alerts, 5 contacts of previously confirmed cases, 5 truck drivers, and a returnee from Kenya.
Of the 32 alerts, 16 are from Kampala, 7 are from Namisindwa, and five are from Arua.The other four are from Omoro, Buikwe, and Kasese.
The five contacts that tested positive for coronavirus were from Kampala and Wakiso with Kampala having three.
Four Ugandan drivers who arrived from Kenya via Malaba border and one who arrived from South Sudan via Madi Opei also tested positive for COVID-19.
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However, 10 Kenyan truck drivers and one Congolese truck drivers were not allowed to enter the country when they tested positive for coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the country has 1,165 recoveries and 15 deaths to the virus.
The ministry of health has attributed the rising COVID-19 cases in Kampala to public failure to follow the standard operating procedures.
“The Ministry of Health with concern has observed the rapidly increasing cases in Kampala,” Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director-General Health services said in the ministry of health statement.
“The numbers of cases have been rising since the lifting of the lockdown restrictions. This is because the community is not following the standard operating procedures,” he added.
He has also called on the public to report to the nearest health facilities or to the Ministry of Health through their Toll-free lines whenever they observe any COVID-19 symptoms.
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