UGANDA: Health Worker, Truck Drivers Among 11 New Covid-19 Cases, Tally Rises to 696

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Baluku Geoffrey

KAMPALA – Uganda on Sunday reported 11 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 696, the ministry of health announced.

The cases were part of 2,949 samples that were tested on Sunday, June 14, from different testing points in the country.

Three of the cases were truck drivers from Elegu and another three from Malaba point of entry, while one (1) was a frontline health worker.

According to Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, four other cases were contacts and alerts from Adjumani (1), Amuru (1), Buikwe (1) and 1 from Lira district.

“The contact from Adjumani was under quarantine,” she added.

Africa Tembelea has also learnt that of the total samples tested, 1,564 were picked from different points of entry into the country and another 1,385 were from contacts and alerts within.

Additionally, 33 foreign truck drivers that tested positive for COVID-19, were handed back to their country of origin.

To-date, the total number of recoveries registered stands at 240 with no Covid-19 related deaths.

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