The Ministry of Health-Uganda has today the 18th of June, 2020 confirmed 9 new COVID-19 cases. These were from the 2,702 samples tested on the 17th of June, 2020. 4 new cases were among the 1,554 samples tested from the points of entry. In addition, 5 new cases were among the 1,148 samples of the alerts and contacts. Meanwhile, all the confirmed cases are Ugandans. Therefore this now brings the total number of COVID-19 infections in Uganda to 741.
According to MOH, a total of 31 truck drivers (24 Kenyans, 6 Tanzanians, 1 Burundian) tested positive for COVID-19. However, all these were handed over to their respective country of origin.
More details about the confirmed COVID-19 confirmed cases
4 of the confirmed cases are truck drivers; 2 who arrived from Kenya via Malaba point of Entry. In addition, 2 arrived from South Sudan via Elegu and Ngomoromo point of Entry.
5 of the confirmed cases are alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases. In addition, these include 3 from Kyotera and 2 from Amuru Districts.
In conclusion, Uganda has therefore registered a total of 442 COVID-19 recoveries. However, the good news is no COVID-19 related has been registered in Uganda.
We thank the Ministry of Health for the great efforts put in to ensure the people of Uganda are very safe. In this, we extend our dear thanks to the government of Uganda for putting up a massive fight to end the global pandemic.
Therefore we urge all Ugandans to follow the health preventive measures put in place by MOH. Always ensure you keep a social distance of about 2m and also don’t forget to sanitize with soap. In addition, always wear face masks recommended by the Ministry of Health. Finally, avoid touching the soft parts of the body, for example, eyes, nose, and mouth.
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