Uganda’s confirmed COVID-19 cases surpass 7,000 mark with 185 new cases

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A man washes his hands before entering a shopping arcade in Kampala, Uganda, July 22, 2020. (Photo by Nicholas Kajoba/Xinhua)

Uganda recorded 185 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 7,064, the ministry of health said in a statement.

A total of 184 contacts and alert cases and a returnee from India tested positive for the novel coronavirus over the past 24 hours, the ministry said in the statement.

According to the ministry, all the samples collected from cross-border cargo truck drivers at Uganda’s common border point of entry tested negative for the virus.

At least one death was registered in the southwestern district of Kisoro, bringing the death toll to 70 in the East African country.

A total of 463,618 samples have been collected and tested in Uganda since the outbreak was declared in March.

So far, Uganda has recorded 3,226 recoveries since the index case was reported on March 21, according to the ministry of health.