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More Security Officers, Health Workers Test Positive as Covid19 Cases Rise to 646

Uganda’s confirmed Covid19 cases are still on the rise, as the country gears toward reopening of the economy.

Ministry of Health this Monday morning confirmed 30 new cases of the virus, which brings the tally to 646.

The 30 new cases were taken from 3,758 samples tested yesterday June 7th 2020.

Director General Health Services Dr Henry Mwebesa says a total of 1,876 samples were tested from Points of Entry, 1,728 samples from alerts and contacts and 154 samples from health workers.

Meanwhile, 51 foreign truck drivers (43 Kenyans, 4 Tanzanians, 3 Burundians and 1 Eritrean) also tested positive for COVID-19 and were handed over to their respective country of origin.

Of the 30 new cases, 4 are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu Point of Entry, 1 truck driver who arrived from Kenya via Busia Point of Entry, 3 security personnel from Luwero District, and 4 frontline health workers.

This brings the total number of COVID-19 positive health workers to 22. 5.

Mwebesa also says 18 of the confirmed cases are alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases. These include: 4 from Amuru, 3 frorn Tororo, 3 from Buikwe, 2 frorn Kyankwanzi, 2 frorn Arua, 1 frorn Buliisa, 1 from Wakiso, 1 from Kisoro and 1 frorn Kampala Districts.

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