By Stuart Bogere
KIU, Main Campus - Uganda's COVID-19 cases have surpassed 1000 as 6 new cases have been registered, according to the Ministry of Health. The 6 were from the 2,048 samples that were tested yesterday June 9, bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 1006.
The ministry's Director General Health Services Dr Henry Mwebesa announced that of the 6 confirmed cases, 2 are truck drivers who arrived from Tanzania via Mutukula and Kenya via Malaba points of entry and the 4 are contacts and alerts from the previously confirmed cases from Malaba, Busia, Kyotera and Amuru districts.
He further added that 17 foreign truck drivers from Tanzania, Kenya and DR Congo tested positive for COVID -19 and their entry into the country was not permitted.
Currently, Uganda has registered a total of 938 (both Ugandan and non- Ugandans) recoveries out of the 221,673 total number of samples tested with no COVID-19 related death recorded