The Ministry of Health has on Sunday confirmed 11 new COVID-19 cases in Uganda bringing the total number of infections in the country to 859.
The Ministry announced that the new cases were confirmed from 3,386 samples tested for COVID-19 on Saturday.
“Results from samples tested on June 27, 2020, confirm 11 new COVID-19 cases. The total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda are now 859,” the Health Ministry announced.
Of the 11 new cases, 9 are among contacts and alerts to previously confirmed cases of while 2 are from points of entry. Of the 2 cases from points of entry are truck drivers from Mutukula and Busia border points.
9 of the new cases of contacts and alerts to previously confirmed cases include 8 from Amuru and 1 from Nwoya district.
A total of 2,396 samples were tested from points of entry while 990 were among contacts and alerts to previously confirmed cases.
A total of 3,386 cases were tested for COVID-19 on Saturday.
Meanwhile, 10 foreign truck drivers who tested positive for COVID-19 were handed back to their respective countries of origin as per the presidential directive that only COVID-19 negative truck drivers should be allowed entry into Uganda
The Health Ministry also announced that COVID-19 recoveries have risen to 794.
Currently, Uganda has a total of 859 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 794 recoveries, and no fatalities.