COVID-19 Cases back to double-digits as 23 Ugandans test positive

COVID-19 Cases back to double-digits as 23 Ugandans test positive
Photo: Unknown 2020-06-23T10:28:25Z

23 Ugandans have tested positive for COVID-19 bringing the overall number of confirmed cases to 797.

The 23 cases are from 2,219 samples tested on Monday.

According to Dr Henry Mwebesa the Director General Health Services, 5 of the new cases are from truck drivers who tested at the points of entry while 18 cases are from alerts and contacts from the community. 

They include; 3 truck drivers who arrive from Kenya via Malaba and 2 others who arrived via Elegu and Bunagana points of entry. 

Meanwhile, the 18 community contacts and alerts include; 10 cases from Tororo who were under quarantine, 3 from Amuru district of which one was an illegal entrant and was detected at Elegu point of entry, 4 from Kyotera district and one from Yumbe district and was also under quarantine.

Uganda has registered 699 recoveries and NO deaths related to COVID-19. 

Meanwhile, 13 foreign truck drivers tested positive at different points of entry and were returned to their countries of origin.These include; 8 Kenyans, 2 Tanzanians, 1 Burundian, 1 Eritrean and 1 Rwandan. 

1,308 samples were tested from points of entry, while 911 were samples taken from alerts and community contacts. 

In the last two weeks, the health ministry has reported single-digit cases, most of which have been picked from communities with no clear connection to positive cases.

This according to the health minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng is a sign that the disease is spreading to communities which is dangerous for the country.

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