Six new cases of COVID-19 have been reported bringing Uganda’s confirmed number of cases to 977.

The six cases are part of 3,451 samples that were tested yesterday with cumulative total of samples tested 216,311.

Four of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who entered the country through the Malaba Point of entry, while two are community cases from Moyo and Tororo districts.

As the number of confirmed cases continues to rise towards the 1,000 mark, health officials say that the country is ready to handle even such high numbers of patients.

According to data from the health ministry, Uganda has successfully treated 904 patients who tested positive for COVID-19 without recording any death.

Doctor Henry Mwebesa the director general of  ministry of health says by yesterday Tuesday 7th July 2020, 210 people are receiving treatment for the disease.

There are 210 active cases on admission, 189 are Ugandans, 18 foreigners and three are refugees.

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