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Ten new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed by the Ministry of Health, pushing the country’s caseload to 1213. The 10 cases were part of 2278 samples that were tested on 4 August.

Of the ten, one is a truck driver who arrived from Tanzania through Mutukula point of entry, one returnee from South Sudan, six are alerts. Of the six alerts, two from Amuru, two from Gulu, one from Masaka and one from Adjumani.

Others two contacts from previously confirmed cases which are from Kampala Metropolitan area according to the Ministry of health.

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Meanwhile sixteen foreign truck drivers were tested positive for covid-19 also at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was denied. These include ten Kenyan and six Tanzanians.

Uganda has a total of 1102 recoveries and five COVID-deaths.

According to Johns Hopkins University, there are 18,563,065 Covid-19 cases, 701,085 deaths and 11,945,129 recoveries worldwide.

Health experts in Uganda are warning the situation might worsen because Ugandans have relaxed.

Dr Monica Musenero, an epidemiologist and a senior presidential advisor on epidemics told us that with cases in the community, Uganda is about to start experiencing the pandemic.