The number of Ugandans who are still receiving treatment for COVID-19 has risen to 146, after 13 new cases were registered yesterday.
According to results released by the ministry of health this morning, the 13 new cases were part of 1,812 samples that were tested yesterday.
Five are truck drivers who entered through the Malaba, Mutukula and Goli points of entry, while seven are contacts to previous confirmed cases.
With an increase in deaths and community cases, the health epidemiologists on the COVID-19 ministerial scientific taskforce now want government to concentrate testing in communities.
Dr. Misaki Wayengera, an epidemiologist and the head of the COVID-19 ministerial committee says that with deaths being reported in communities, government needs to change the focus of testing.
Last week, the health ministry launched the second rapid assessment survey that is supposed to gauge the extent to which community transmission has spread in the country. Ends.