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Uganda Virus Research Institute

REPUBLIC OF UGANDA

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Covid-19 Update 18-07-2020

Results from COVID-19 tests done on 17 July 2020, 6 new COVID-19 cases confirmed. The cumulative total confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1,062. 1 alert from Buikwe District, 5 returnees who were under quarantine at the time of test. Regarding the returnees, 4 returned from South Africa while 1 Indian, a resident of Uganda returned from India.

Covid-19 Testing

Results of COVID-19 tests done on 08 July 2020 confirm 23 new cases. The cumulative confirmed cases of Ugandans are now 1,000.  Please see attached Press Release for more details and information. 31 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.

The MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit receives £2.7 million from the MRC/UKRI to support Uganda’s COVID-19 national response plan.

The MRC/UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit has received £2.7 million from the MRC/UKRI to support Uganda’s COVID-19 national response plan through diagnostic testing, sequencing, clinical support and community-based surveillance.

COVID-19 daily update 08-06-2020

Results from samples tested on 08 June 2020 confirm 11 new COVID-19 cases. The total number of confirmed cases is now 657. All new confirmed cases are Ugandans. 5 cases are truck drivers from Malaba and Elegu, while the other 6 cases are among contacts and alerts from Amuru and Kyotera Districts. All samples of health workers tested negative for COVID-19.

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