Uganda registers 8 new COVID-19 cases, total reaches 665

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Baluku Geoffrey

Uganda’s Ministry of Health on Wednesday reported 8 new cases of COVID-19 from the 2,423 samples tested on Tuesday, June 9, bringing the total number of infections to 665.

A statement from the Ministry of Health said: “Four new cases were among 1,388 samples tested from points of entry (truck drivers) while four were among the 1,035 samples of alerts and contacts.”

According to Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director Health Services, three truck drivers arrived from South Sudan via Elegu while one came through Mutukula from Tanzania.

Dr. Mwebesa also said the contacts cases included two (2) from Kyotera, one (1) from Kayunga (one) and one (1) from Amuru district.

“All confirmed cases are Ugandans. The total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda is now 665,” he added.

He also revealed that 31 foreign truck drivers – 16 Kenyans, 8 Tanzanians, 5 Eritreans, 1 Burundian and 1 South Sudanese tested positive at points of entry and were handed over to their countries of origin.

“To-date, Uganda has registered a total of 119 recoveries and no COVID-19 related death,” he said.

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