COVID-19 Cases Reach 2,426 as Uganda Records 64 New cases

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The ministry of health has recorded 64 new COVID-19 cases from the samples taken on Monday bringing the country’s total number of confirmed cases to 2,426.

According to the ministry of health, 31 alerts, 29 contacts, two health workers, a returnee, and a truck driver from Malaba point of entry tested positive for COVID-19.

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These are from the 1,122 samples from points of entry and 2,090 samples from contacts and alerts that were tested.

Kampala had 27 of the 60 contacts and alerts that tested positive for coronavirus. The remaining were from Arua (11), Gulu (7), Wakiso (3), Manages(2), Adjumani (2), Zombo (2), Amuru (2), Buikwe (1), Hioma (1), Lamwo(1), Lira(1), and Tororo (1).

The health workers that tested positive are from Kampala while the returnee is from Saudi Arabia.

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In addition, Eight foreign truck drivers were denied entry into the country when they tested COVID-19 positive. These include seven Kenyans and a Congolese.

Meanwhile, Uganda has registered 1,267 recoveries and 22 fatalities since the country March when the country confirmed its first coronavirus case.

While speaking to Media on Sunday, Judith Nabakooba, Minister ICT & National Guidance, said 23 different districts had registered coronavirus cases.

“This indicates that the infections are spreading everywhere and soon the entire country will be under attack,” she added

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