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Uganda: Covid-19 Cases Rise to 696 As 11 New Infections Are Registered

The Ministry of Health has on Sunday confirmed 11 new COVID-19 cases in Uganda bringing the total number of cases in the country to 696.

The new cases were confirmed from 2,949 samples tested on Saturday.

“Results from samples tested on 13th June 2020 confirm 11 new COVID-19 cases. The total confirmed cases are now 696,” the Health Ministry announced.

The new cases include 6 truck drivers, 3 of whom are from Elegu and another 3 from Mutukula border points.

1 other case is a frontline health worker making the total number of frontline health workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Uganda to 28.

The other 4 cases are among contacts and alerts from the districts of Buikwe, Lira, Adjumani and Amuru.

Meanwhile, 33 foreign truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 and were handed back to their respective country of origin as per the presidential directive.

A total of 1,385 samples were tested from contacts and alerts while 1,564 were from points of entry.

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A total of 2,949 samples were tested for COVID-19 on Saturday.

Further, the Ministry of Health announced that COVID-19 recoveries have increased to now 240.

Currently, Uganda has a total of 696 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 240 recoveries and no fatalities.

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