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Amuru, Kyotera Continue to Register Highest Number of COVID-19 Locally Transmitted Cases

The Ugandan border districts of Amuru and Kyotera are persistently registering the highest number of COVID-19 locally transmitted cases.

This has been observed in the number of COVID-19 cases confirmed daily including results of COVID-19 released by the Ministry of Health today, Sunday.

The Ministry of Health has today confirmed 7 new COVID-19 cases in Uganda bringing the total number of cases in the country to 770.

The cases were confirmed from samples tested on Saturday.

“Results from samples tested on 20th June 2020 confirm 7 new COVID-19 cases. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Uganda are now 770,” the Health Ministry announced.

Of the new cases include 2 truck drivers from points of entry; 1 from Elegu and 1 from Malaba border points.

The rest 5 cases are among contacts and alerts to previously confirmed cases and they include 3 from Kyotera and 2 from Amuru districts.

While addressing the nation about COVID-19 recently, the Minister of Health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng announced 33 high-risk COVID-19 districts with Amuru and Kyotera reporting the highest number of locally transmitted cases.

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“We are experiencing a steady rise in the number of locally transmitted cases in 33 districts. Amuru and Kyotera districts are reporting the highest and most sustained transmission in comparison to other districts,” said Aceng.

Meanwhile, a total of 2,935 COVID-19 samples were tested on Saturday. Of these, 1,843 were from points of entry, 1,082 from contacts and alerts to previously confirmed cases while 10 were health workers.

12 foreign truck drivers who tested positive for COVID-19 were handed back to their respective country of origin.

Currently, Uganda has a total of 770 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 492 recoveries, and no fatalities.

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