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COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 7 new COVID-19 Cases


By Stuart Bogere

KIU, Main Campus - Results from 2,532 samples tested on June 11 by the Ministry of Health show that 7 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the country. 

The 3 new Coronavirus cases were among the 1,310 tested samples taken from entry border points while 4 new cases were among the 1,164 samples of contacts and alerts from the community. The ministry of health confirms that all the 58 samples of the front line health workers tested negative for COVID-19.

Among the confirmed cases, 3 were from the entry borders points of Malaba and Mutukula, the 4 cases are alerts and contacts of the previously confirmed cases from Tororo, Kyotera and Gulu districts, which brings to the total of confirmed cases in Uganda to 686 so far. 

Meanwhile, the ministry says18 foreign truck drivers from Tanzania, Eritrea, Kenya, South Sudan and DR Congo also tested positive and were handed over to their respective countries of origin.

Currently, Uganda has registered a total of 161 COVID-19 recoveries and no death.