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Another Frontline Health Worker Tests Positive for Covid-19

The Ministry of Health has announced that another frontline health worker has tested positive for COVID-19 in Uganda bringing the total number of infected health workers to 8.

The health worker who has tested positive for COVID-19 is among the 15 new COVID-19 cases that were confirmed from samples tested on Wednesday.

Of the 15 new cases registered on Wednesday, 4 are truck drivers who arrived from Tanzania via Mutukula, 2 are truck drivers from Busia while 9 are alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases.

Out of the 9 cases of alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases, 3 are from Amuru district, 1 from Buikwe, 2 from Kyotera, 1 from Nakaseke, 1 from Lira, and 1 from Kampala.

The Ministry has on Thursday announced that the confirmed case from Kampala is a nurse working at Mulago National specialized hospital who has been among the frontline health workers treating COVID-19 patients.

“A confirmed case from Kampala is a nurse working with Mulago National specialized hospital. This brings the total of frontline health workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 to eight in Uganda,” the Health Ministry announced on Thursday.

On Sunday, May 31, 2020, seven (7) frontline health workers tested positive for COVID-19.

Currently, Uganda has a total of 522 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 82 recoveries, and no fatalities.

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