Uganda’s COVID-19 Recoveries Rise to 409 as Country Registers 8 New Cases


Covid-19 frontline workers at Mutukula border lab in Uganda. Ministry of Health Photo
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The total number of COVID-19 recoveries in Uganda now stand at 409 and no related fatalities so far, at least according to the Ministry of Health.

This is contained in a statement by the Ministry announcing the results from the 2,526 samples tested yesterday June 16 where 8 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed raising Uganda’s cumulative total confirmed cases 732.

Four of the new cases were among 1,810 samples tested from Points of Entry including two truck drivers who arrived from Kenya via Malaba. There other tow are a turn-boy and a clearing agent from Elegu Point of Entry.

The remaining four cases according to the Ministry of Health, were among 677 samples of alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases who include 2 from Kampala and 1 from Moyo district, who were under quarantine at the time of the test.

The other is a traveler who arrived from DRC through a porous border in Kasese District and was identified by the community who alerted authorities and immediately put him under quarantine.

The Ministry of Health says all the 39 samples of health workers tested negative for COVID-19.

Also, a total of 16 foreign truck drivers who include 11 Kenyans, 3 Tanzanians, 1 Congolese and 1 South Sudanese tested positive for COVID-19 and were handed over to their respective country of origin.

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