Ministry of Health:
Fourteen new cases of Corona virus Disease have been recorded in the country from tests done on 24 July 2020 bringing Uganda’s count to 1,103.
The Ministry of Health says 5 cases are truck drivers, 4 returnees and were under quarantine at the time of test, 3 alerts and 2 Contacts and were under quarantine at the time of test.
The ministry adds that 19 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.
Ugandan has recorded a total of 982 since the first case was recorded in Uganda in March 2020.
In the same development, two female contacts of the first COVID-19 death who have been quarantined in Namisindwa district have tested positive for the virus.
The contacts include a Village Health team worker and a Health worker attached to Buwasunguyi Health Center II in Namisindwa district.
Enuci Chimatala, 34-year-old Ugandan who was a resident of Namabya sub county in Namisindwa district was confirmed to have died of COVID-19 by the Ministry of health on Thursday. Over 50 people were quarantined in Mbale and Namisindwa in relation to her death.
Dr. Stephen Masai, the Namisindwa District Health Officer said that more 19 people have been picked as contacts of the deceased.
These include family members, closed neighbors who had abandoned the village after hearing the news of the death. This brings the number of people quarantined as of Friday to 75 in both Namisindwa and Mbale.