Covid-19: Eight new cases confirmed for Tuesday as total surge to 665



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Summary

  • Three of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu Point of Entry while one case is a truck driver who arrived from Tanzania via Mutukula Point of Entry.
  • Four of the confirmed cases are alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases. These include: 2 from Kyotera, 1 from Kayunga and 1 from Amuru districts.

Kampala – 10, June 2020:  Out of 2,423 samples tested on Tuesday for Covid-19, eight tested positive—a report from the Ministry of Health shows.

According to Dr Henry G. Mwebesa, Director General Health Services, in his press release dated 10, June 2020, four new cases were among 1,388 samples tested from Points of Entry while four other four new cases were among 1,035 samples of alerts and contacts.

“All confirmed cases are Ugandans. The total Covid-19 cases in Uganda is now 665,” Dr Mwebesa added.

Additionally, he announced that 31 foreign truck drivers: 16 Kenyans, 8 Tanzanians, 5 Eritrean, 1 Burundian and 1 South Sudanese tested positive for the Covid-19 and were handed over to their respective country of origin.

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Confirmed cases

  • Three of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu Point of Entry while one case is a truck driver who arrived from Tanzania via Mutukula Point of Entry.
  • Four of the confirmed cases are alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases. These include: 2 from Kyotera, 1 from Kayunga and 1 from Amuru districts.

To date, Uganda has a total of 119 Covid-19 recoveries and no Covid-19 related death recorded.

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