Uganda Has 19 New Covid Cases Bringing Total to 724


The Ministry of Health has confirmed 19 new cases of COVID-19 giving rise to Uganda’s cumulative total cases to 724.

According to Dr Henry Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services in the Ministry of Health, the cases, all Ugandans, were from the ,2,212 samples tested on June 15, 2020.

“Six new cases were among the 1,451 samples tested from Points of Entry while 13 new cases were among 751 samples of Alerts and Contacts,” Mwebesa says.

He says 6 of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who include 4 from South Sudan who arrived via Elegu Point of Entry and 2 from Kenya via Malaba.

The 13 of the confirmed cases are alerts and contacts to the previously confirmed cases who include 6 contacts from Jinja and 2 from Amuru with Gulu, Tororo, Tororo and Kyotera having 1 contact each.

Also, Mwebesa says 25 foreign truck drivers including 13 Kenyans, 9 Tanzanians, 2 Burundians, and 1 Congolese tested positive for COVID-19 and were handed to their respective country of origin.

Uganda currently has 351 COVID-19 recoveries and no related fatalities.

COVID-19 was first discovered in China in December last year and has since infected 8,137,913 people globally and killed 439,585

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