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COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Surpass 600


By Rogers Wanambwa 

KIU, Main Campus – Today June 8, the Ministry of Health has released the latest results of COVID-19 tests, confirming 30 new cases. 

"Results from samples tested on 07 June 2020 confirm 30 new COVID-19 cases. The total confirmed cases are now 646," tweeted the Ministry of Health. 

Four of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu Point of Entry, one is a truck driver who arrived from Kenya via Busia Point of Entry, three are security personnel from Luweero district and four are frontline health workers. 

Eighteen are contacts to previously confirmed cases. They include 4 from Amuru, 3 from Tororo, 3 from Buikwe, 2 from Kyankwanzi, 2 from Arua, 1 from Buliisa, 1 from Wakiso, 1 from Kisoro, and 1 from Kampala. 

In addition, the ministry says 51 foreign truck drivers (43 Kenyans, 4 Tanzanians, 3 Burundians, and 1 Eritreans) tested positive for COVID-19 and were handed over to their respective countries of origin. 

According to a press release by the ministry, Uganda has 103 COVID-19 recoveries and no COVID-19 related deaths recorded. 

Picture credit: Ministry of Health