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Uganda Covid-19 Cases Surpass 500 as 18 New Cases Are Confirmed

Uganda’s total number of COVID-19 has risen to 507 after 18 new cases were confirmed.

The Ministry of Health has announced that 18 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed from samples tested on Tuesday.

“Results from samples tested on 02 June 2020 confirm 18 new COVID-19 cases. The total confirmed cases are now 507,” the Health Ministry announced on Wednesday morning.

Of the new cases, 4 are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu, 2 from Malaba while 12 are alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases.

The Ministry also announced that out of the 12 cases of alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases, 8 are from Amuru district, 3 from Buikwe and 1 is from Kyotera district.

Additionally, 21 positive foreign truck drivers (13 Kenyans, 3 Tanzanians, 4 Eritreans and 1 Congolese) were handed to their country of origin.

A total of 774 samples were tested from the points of entry, 312 samples were alerts and contacts.

A total of 1,086 samples were tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday.

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