Covid-19 I National: Nine new cases confirmed on Wednesday out of 2,702 samples

Wearinga mask has become compulsary in Uganda.

Kampala—18, June 2020: Uganda’s coronavirus confirmed cases have now reached 741—according to the Ministry of Health’s press release dated 18, June 2020.

The Ministry confirms on Thursday morning nine new Covid-19 cases for Wednesday out of 2,702 samples tested on June 17.

“…four new cases were among 1,554 samples tested from Points of Entry while five new cases were among 1,148 samples of alerts and contacts. All confirmed cases are Ugandans….” Dr Henry G. Mwebesa, Director General Health Services says, in a press release.

He adds that a total of thirty-one foreign truck drivers: 24 Kenyans, 6 Tanzanians, 1 Burundians tested positive for Covid-19 and were handed over to their respective country of origin.

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Confirmed cases

Four of the confirmed cases were truck drivers: Two who arrived from Kenya via Malaba Point of Entry while two arrived from South Sudan via Elegu and Ngomoromo Points of Entry, respectively.

Five of the confirmed cases are alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases. These include: Three from Kyotera and two from Amuru districts.

Uganda has registered a total of 442 Covid-19 recoveries, Dr Mwebesa says, adding that to date the country has not registered any Covid-19 related death.

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