The Ministry of Health has confirmed 35 new COVID-19 cases in Uganda bringing the total number of cases in the country to 557.
According to the statement issued by Dr Charles Olaro on behalf of Director General Health Services Henry Mwebesa, the new cases were confirmed from 2,267 samples tested yesterday Thursday.
“05 June 2020, the Ministry of Health confirms thirty-five (35) new COVID-19 cases from 2,267 samples tasted on 04 June 2020. All confirmed cases are Ugandans,” announced Dr Olaro.
15 of the new cases are from 1,412 samples from points of entry while 20 are from 855 samples of contacts and alerts.
Of the 15 confirmed cases from points of entry, 7 are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu, 2 arrived from Kenya via Busia while 3 arrived from Lira, Malaba and Oraba points of entry.
Others include 2 members of security from Elegu point of entry and another 1 truck driver who arrived via Ngomokomo, Gulu district.
Meanwhile, 20 of the confirmed cases from previously confirmed cases, 7 are from Kampala, 5 from Amuru, 3 from Mayuge, 2 from Kyotera, 1 from Wakiso, 1 from Dokolo and 1 from Amolatar district.
Additionally, 31 Foreign truck drivers (18 Kenyans, 7 Tanzanians, 4 Congolese and 2 Burundians) who tested positive for COVID-19 were handed back to their respective countries of origin.
Currently, Uganda has a total of 557 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 82 recoveries and no fatalities.