The number of COVID-19 confirmed cases in the country now stands at 317, after 36 new cases were recorded from tests conducted yesterday.
The new cases are made up of 24 truck drivers who entered the country through the Elegu, Malaba and Lia points of entry.
At least 20 of the drivers entered through the Elegu point of entry, Whilst 12 of the reported new cases were picked from members of the community.
The 12 cases according to the health ministry were under quarantine at the time that they were tested and did not present a very high risk in the communities where they are based.
positive foreign truck drivers were sent back to their country of origin. At
the moment, Uganda has a total of 217 active cases still receiving treatment
from 16 health facilities across the country.
As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise and government starts lifting the lockdown, the health ministry has also unveiled a mobile application that can assist Ugandans to diagnose COVID-19. Dr Diana Atwine, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Health says the application will play a vital role in identifying positive symptomatic patients, especially since the country has begun lifting the lockdown. END