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Uganda Virus Research Institute


Covid-19 Update 06-08-2020

Results of COVID-19 tests done on 04 August 2020 confirm 10 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans to-date is 1,213. Please see attached Press Release for more details and information. 16 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted. According to the Ministry of Health – Uganda, following a Presidential Directive of deducting all foreign truck drivers from Uganda’s case count, the confirmed COVID-19 cases now stands at 1,213.

The total number of recoveries stands at 1,102 in Uganda. Uganda has registered 5 COVID-19 related deaths. Remember to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Also, continue to follow WHO guidelines on social distancing, keep at least 4 meters from the individual nearest to you. We will keep you informed of any updates in the national and WHO guidelines as and when they arise.

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