Uganda reports 8 new COVID-19 cases as total reaches 763


KAMPALA – Uganda’s ministry of health on Saturday said it has registered 8 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 763.

Of the 1,154 samples collected from truck drivers on June 19, five (5) have tested positive for the virus, Health Minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng said in a tweet, adding that 3 of the new cases were from Elegu, 1 from Busia, and 1 from Malaba point of entry.

According to the minister, of the 696 samples from contacts and alerts, 3 people from Kyotera district were diagnosed with the virus.

She also revealed that, 25 foreign truck drivers who tested positive for theCOVID-19 at Uganda’s points of entry were handed over to their countries of origin.

To date, Uganda has registered a total of 492 recoveries, with no Covid-19 related deaths.

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