KAMPALA — Uganda’s Ministry of Health has confirmed 8 new coronavirus cases pushing the national tally to 694.
The new cases were part of 2,588 samples tested at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) and at the border points on Friday, June 12.
In a post on twitter, the health ministry said a total of 199 who previously tested positive for the virus had recovered and have been discharged from hospitals across the country.
“Results from samples tested on 12 June 2020 confirm 8 new Covid-19 cases. The total confirmed cases are now 694. Four truck drivers from Elegu while one is a truck driver from Mutukula Point of Entry. Three are among contacts and alerts; two from Kyotera and one from Arua,” reads the tweet.
Additionally, 18 foreign truck drivers were handed back to their respective countries of origin after they tested positive to Covid-19.