BREAKING! Uganda’s coronavirus infections surge to 646 as more front line health workers, security personnel test positive

From Agencies,

The Ministry of Health has on Monday June 8 confirmed thirty (30) new COVID-19 cases from 3758 samples tests on June 7, sending Uganda’s total tally to 646.

A total of 1, 876 samples were tested from different points of entry, 1,728 samples from alerts and contacts and 154 samples from health workers.

The ministry says all cases are Ugandans.

On the new infections, hree are security personal from Luweero while four are front line health workers. This brings the number of coronavirus positive health workers to 22.

Eighteen of the 30 confirmed cases include alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases.

A breakdown shows that 4 cases are from Amuru, Tororo (3), Buikwe (3), Kyankwanzi (2), Arua (1), Buliisa (1), Wakiso (1), Kisoro (1), and Kampala (1).

Additionally, 51 foreign truck drivers including 43 Kenyans, 4 Tanzanians, 3 Burundians and one Eritrean tested positive for coronavirus and were repatriated to their countries of origin.

Meanwhile, Lira Regional Referral Hospital at the weekend discharged one of the Covid-19 patients who has been receiving treatment at the facility.

The 36-year-old Ugandan was the first case admitted at the treatment centre on May 14, 2020.

Dr John Stephen Oboo, the Lira hospital director, said four more patients who have tested negative would also be discharged soon

To-date, Uganda has registered a total of 103 coronavirus recoveries and no COVID-19 death recorded.

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