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COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Registers 8 new COVID-19 Cases


By Stuart Bogere

KIU, Main Campus - Uganda has registered more 8 COVID-19 cases in the tests that were carried out yesterday, June 9. According to the Ministry of Health, the 8 new COVID-19 cases were confirmed from 2, 423 samples that were tested on 9th June 2020.

The ministry's public relations units reports that four (4) cases are among the 1,035 samples from alerts and contacts. This means that all confirmed cases are Ugandan which makes a total of 665 confirmed Coronavirus cases in Uganda.

The 3 of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan through border Elegu border point and the 1 case is also a truck driver who arrived from Tanzania via Mutukula border point, according to the ministry. 

The 4 cases are contacts and alerts from the previously confirmed cases from Kyotera, Kayunga and Amuru districts.

The ministry adds that other 31 foreign truck drivers from Burundi, Eritrea, Kenya, Tanzania and South Sudan tested positive for Coronavirus and were handed over to their respective country of origin.

As of now, Uganda has registered a total of 119 COVID-19 recoveries with no death.