By Stuart Bogere
KIU, Main Campus - Uganda has registered 9 new cases of COVID-19, the Ministry of Health confirms. In a statement by Dr.Henry Mwebesa, the Director of Public Health at the ministry, the new cases were from the 2,677 samples tested on 14th June 2020.
Four of the confirmed cases were among the 1,813 samples tested from entry border points while five were among the 864 samples that were tested from alerts and contacts of the previously confirmed cases.
Dr Mwebesa said that the four of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu point of entry and from Kenya via the Malaba point of entry.
He added that five of the confirmed cases were among the contacts and alerts of the previously confirmed cases from Kyotera, Amuru, Tororo, Entebbe districts. This makes the total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda, 705.
Meanwhile, the ministry also observed that 37 foreign truck drivers from South Sudan, Eritrea, Kenya and Tanzania were tested positive and were handed over to their respective countries of origin.
The ministry also retaliated that the country has registered a total of COVID-19 recoveries 299 and has not registered any COVID-19 related death.