The Ministry of Health has confirmed 19 new COVID-19 cases from 2,212 samples tested on Monday.
The Director General in the Ministry of Health, Dr Henry Mwebesa announced that 13 of the new cases are among contacts and alerts to previously confirmed cases while 6 are truck drivers.
“16th June 2020, the Ministry of Health confirms nineteen (19) new COVID-19 cases from 2,212 samples tested on 15th June 2020. The total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda are now 724,” Dr Mwebesa announced in a statement on Tuesday.
6 of the new cases he said are among 1,451 samples tested from points of entry while 13 are among 761 are among contacts and alerts to previously confirmed cases.
Of the 6 cases from points of entry are truck drivers, 4 of whom arrived from South Sudan via Elegu border while 2 arrived from Kenya via Malaba border point.
Of the 13 new COVID-19 cases from contacts and alerts to previously confirmed cases, 6 are from Jinja, 2 from Amuru, 2 from Kyotera, 1 from Tororo, 1 from Gulu and 1 from Wakiso.
Additionally, 25 foreign truck drivers (13 Kenyans, 9 Tanzanians, 2 Burundians and 1 Congolese) who tested positive for COVID-19 were handed back to their respective country of origin.
Currently, Uganda has a total of 724 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 351 recoveries and no fatalities.