Coronavirus: Uganda’s tally hits 507 after 18 test positive

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The ministry of health has confirmed 18 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the Uganda’s total tally to 507. Whisper Eye Reports.

Health ministry announced the new cases on Wednesday morning, noting that all were Truck drivers and contacts of the same .

Uganda is one of 52 African countries that have recorded COVID-19 cases. The country has now recorded a record 507 cases with over 82 recoveries with no death .

Results from samples tested on 02 June 2020 confirm 4 cases are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan via Elegu 2 cases are from Malaba

That of the 12 cases from contacts and alerts; 8 are from Amuru, 3 are from Buikwe and 1 is from Kyotera districts. , a statement reads .

In other news the additional 21 positive foreign truck drivers (13 Kenyans,3 Tanzanians,4 Eritreans and 1 Congolese)were handed to their country of origin.

The Ministry also noted that three more patients had successfully recovered and would be discharged. This brings the country’s total number of discharged patients to 82

Globally, more than 6.19 million people have tested positive for COVID-19, with over 376,000 deaths. Over 3,077,933 patients have fully recovered.