The Ministry of Health has confirmed 23 new COVID-19 cases in Uganda, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 616.
The 23 new COVID-19 cases were samples tested on Saturday.
“Results from samples tested on 06 June 2020 confirm 23 new COVID-19 cases. The total confirmed cases are now 616,” the Health Ministry announced.
The new confirmed cases include 7 truck drivers from Elegu, Mutukula and Mirama Hills points of entry, 1 security personnel from Elegu and 1 frontline health worker.
A total of 1,515 samples from points of entry were tested for COVID-19 on Saturday, 949 were contacts and alerts while 30 were health workers.
The development indicates a rapid growth of community transmissions.
Uganda remains under partial lockdown with arcades and public gatherings still shut.
A total of 2,494 samples were tested for COVID-19 on Saturday.
Currently, Uganda has a total of 616 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 96 recoveries and no fatalities.