Uganda closes month of May with 40 new Covid-19 cases



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Kampala—1, June 2020: On Sunday 31 May 2020, the Ministry of Health says 40 new Covid-19 cases were registered.

In a press statement dated 1, June 2020, the Ministry 23 cases were among samples tested from Points of Entry and 17 cases were among samples of contacts and alerts.

Uganda’s total confirmed cases now at 457.

In the same press release, 1,319 total samples were tested on Sunday.

“Twenty three of the new confirmed cases are from 993 samples from Points of Entry while seventeen are from 326 samples of contacts and alerts.”

Thirty-one foreign truck drivers: Eleven Tanzanians, 19 Kenyans and 1 Eritrean tested positive for Covid-19 and were handed back to their respective countries of origin.

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Summary of new cases

Dr Olaro Charles, on behalf of Dr Henry Mwebesa who’s the Director General Health Services confirmed that:

  • Twenty (20) of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu Point of Entry.
  • Two (2) of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who arrived from Tanzania via Mutukula Point of Entry
  • One (1) of the confirmed cases is a truck driver who arrived from Padea Point of Entry
  • Seventeen (17) of the confirmed cases are contacts to previously confirmed cases. These include: 2 from Gulu, 1 from Jinja, 3 from Amudat, 3 from Wakiso, 2 from Amuru, 1 from Yumbe, 2 from Zombo, and 3 from Nebbi district.

He added that there are 303 admitted Covid-19 cases in 15 Referral Hospitals in the country, all are in stable condition.

“To date, Uganda has registered a total of 72 Covid-19 recoveries and no Covid-19 related death recorded,” he added.

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