Uganda has Sunday evening registered 23 new Covid-19 cases from samples tested on 06 June 2020, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 616.
According to the Ministry of Health, 7 are truck drivers from Elegu, Mutukula and Mirama Hills Points of Entry, 1 security personnel from Elegu and 1 Frontline health worker.
“7 truck drivers from Elegu, Mutukula and Mirama Hills Points of Entry, 1 security personnel from Elegu, 1 case is a frontline health worker,” reads the statement.
“14 cases were from contacts and alerts from Kyotera, Adjumani, Tororo and Amuru Districts,” the statement added.
47 foreign truck drivers who tested positive for COVID-19 were handed over to their countries of origin.
1,515 samples from Points of Entry, 949 Samples from alerts and contacts, and 30 samples from health workers were tested, a total of 2,494 inclusive of those tested at Adjumani Hospital.
Uganda’s Cabinet Ministers and frontline health workers were subjected to a mandatory Covid-19 test with the country’s Prime Minister, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda going into Self isolation after some of his close contacts tested positive for the virus.
Uganda initially registered an increase in cases due to contagion among truck drivers.
However, the recent updates from the Ministry of Health, indicate an upward trend of infections amongst contacts and alerts.
Uganda has so far registered 96 recoveries and no Covid-19 related deaths.