KAMPALA – Uganda’s COVID-19 cases have risen to 646 after 30 more people tested positive, the Health Ministry announced on Monday.
In a statement, the ministry said the new cases were confirmed from 3,758 samples tested on Sunday, June 7, 2020.
According to Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services, the latest confirmed Ugandan cases include 5 truck drivers out of whom 4 arrived from South Sudan via Elegu point of entry and one (1) from Kenya through Busia border.
Others include 3 security personnel from Luwero district and 4 frontline health workers. This brings the number of frontline health workers diagnosed with Covid-19 to 22.
He also said that another 18 cases were registered from alerts and contacts in different districts. Among these were 4 new cases from Amuru district, 3 from Tororo, 3 From Buikwe and 2 from Kyankwanzi. More were recorded in the districts of Arua (2), Buliisa (1), Wakiso (1), Kisoro (1) and 1 from Kampala.
Additionally, he revealed that that fifty (51) foreign truck drivers that include (43 Kenyans, 4 Tanzanians, 3 Burundians and 1 Eritrean) tested positive for COVID-19 and were handed over to their respective country of origin.
To-date, Uganda has registered a total of 103 recoveries with no COVID-19 related death.