Uganda reports 23 new COVID-19 cases, raising total to 797

By :
Baluku Geoffrey

KAMPALA – Uganda’s Ministry of Health reported on Tuesday 23 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 797 as of June 23rd.

The new cases are all Ugandans who were among 2,219 samples tested on Monday, June 23rd.

According to Dr. Henry Mwebesa, the Director General Health Services, out of 1,308 samples tested at points of entry, 5 truck drivers were diagnosed with COVID-19, while another 18 were from 911 samples of alerts and contacts.

In a related development, Africa Tembelea has learnt that 13 more foreign truck drivers [8 Kenyans, 2 Tanzanians, 1 Burundian, 1 Eritrean and 1 Rwandese] who tested positive for COVID-19, were handed back to their respective country of origin.

As of today, a total of 699 patients have been discharged after they recovered from COVID-19, and to-date Uganda has not registered any COVID-19 related death.

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