National—25, June 2020: Sixteen new novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases have been confirmed on Wednesday by the Uganda’s Ministry of Health.
The new cases are from 3,455 samples tested on 24, June 2020. Five of the new cases were among 1,626 samples tested from Points of Entry while eleven were among 1,892 samples of alerts and contacts.
All confirmed cases are Ugandans. The total confirmed cases in Uganda is now 821, Dr Henry G. Mwebesa, Director General Health Services says in a press release dated 25, June 2020.
He also added that a total of seven foreign truck drivers who tested positive for Covid-19 in Uganda were returned to their countries of origin. They include: Four Kenyans, two Tanzanians, and one Burundian.
Confirmed cases. According to Dr Mwebesa, five of the confirmed cases are truck drivers: four arrived from South Sudan via Elegu, while one arrived from Kenya via Busia Point of Entry.
Eleven of the confirmed cases are alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases: Four from Kyotera, four from Amuru, one from Tororo, one from Kukumiro and one from Luweero districts.
To date, Uganda has registered a total of 731 Covid-19 recoveries and no related death, Ministry of Health top official says.