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Uganda: Covid-19 Cases Rise to 755 As 14 New Infections Are Registered

The Ministry of Health has confirmed 14 new COVID-19 cases in Uganda bringing the total number of infections in the country to 755.

The cases were confirmed from 3,041 samples tested on Thursday.

“Results from samples tested on 18th June 2020 confirm 14 new COVID-19 cases. Total confirmed cases are now 755,” the Health Ministry announced.

Five of the new cases are truck drivers, 2 of whom are from Busia, 1 from Mirama Hills, 1 from Bunagana and 1 from Lia.

The rest 9 are contacts and alerts to previously confirmed cases and they include 5 from Kampala, 3 from Kyotera and 1 from Nebbi districts.

Meanwhile, 27 foreign truck drivers who tested positive for COVID-19 were handed back to their respective country of origin.

A total of 1,109 samples tested on Thursday were from contacts and alerts to previously confirmed cases while 1,932 were from points of entry.

All the contacts and alerts to previously confirmed cases were under quarantine at the time of test.

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A total of 3,041 samples were tested for COVID-19 on Thursday.

Currently, Uganda has a total of 755 COVID-19 confirmed cases, 492 recoveries and no fatalities.

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