Fourteen new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed from 2,321 samples tested on 10th June, 2020, Uganda’s health ministry has revealed.
This brings the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda to 679.
According to Dr. Henry Mwebesa the director general health services at the ministry, all the confirmed cases are Ugandans.
“Six of the new cases were among 1,260 samples tested from Points of Entry while eight were among 1,061 samples of alerts and contacts”said Dr. Mwebesa in a statement released today.
These he says, include three truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu Point of Entry, two truck drivers who arrived from Tanzania via Mutukula Point of Entry while one case is a truck driver who arrived through Lamwo District.
The other eight of the confirmed cases are alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases. These include three contacts from Kampala who were under quarantine at the time of test, two cases from Amuru, two from Dokolo and one from Moyo Districts.
“30 foreign truck drivers including 19 Kenyans, 8 Tanzanians, 2 Eritreans and 1 Burundian tested positive for COVID-19 and were handed over to their respective country of origin” Dr. Mwebesa said
To-date, Uganda has registered a total of 120 COVID-19 recoveries and NO COVID-19 related death recorded according to the ministry.