Uganda registers 15 new COVID-19 cases, as tally rises to 848

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Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng (Courtesy Photo/File)
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Baluku Geoffrey

KAMPALA – Uganda on Saturday reported 15 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 848, a ministry of health statement said.

The new cases are all Ugandans who were among 2,868 samples tested on Friday, June 26.

According to health minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, out of 1,672 samples tested at points of entry, three truck drivers were diagnosed with COVID-19. The 3 truck drivers arrived via Mirama Hills, Malaba and Elegu Points of Entry, the minister said.

She also revealed that another 12 cases were confirmed from 1,196 samples of alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases. These include 10 from Tororo, 1 from Luwero and 1 from Amuru district.

In a related development, 13 more foreign truck drivers who tested positive for COVID-19 at the different points of entry, were handed back to their respective country of origin.

To date, Uganda has registered a total of 780 COVID-19 recoveries with no related death recorded.

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