11 new cases of COVID19 confirmed in Uganda, 6 of them are contact cases from Kyotera and Amuru while 5 are truck drivers who arrived via Elegu and Malaba border points of entry, says ministry of health.
This means Uganda’s coronavirus cases have escalated to 657 while those who have gained full recovery from the virus have increased to 118 according to a latest update by Ministry of Health.
All the 11 new cases re Ugandan nations while 34 foreign truck drivers who tested positive for the virus were repatriated to their countries of origin.
All the COVID-19 cases in the country are spread in 15 regional referral hospitals including Mbale, Masaka, Gulu, Lira and Entebbe among others.
On Monday June 8, 28 contacts of a truck driver who tested positive for COVID-19 in Isingiro District have been discharged.
A Ugandan truck driver from Rwanda through Mirama Hills in Ntungamo District who tested positive was intercepted last month at Kikagate town council, by the health surveillance team.
He was evacuated to Mbarara regional referral hospital for treatment.
His contacts, a family of four and others who loaded his truck were also traced and isolated at Kabahinda Technical Institute isolation centre. The family members were quarantined in their home.
The head of the family however tested positive and currently is admitted at Mbarara Regional Referral Hospital.
On Monday, the Isingiro District Health Officer, Dr Edson Tumusherure and members of the district COVID-19 task force discharged the contacts that had spent 14 days in quarantine and had tested negative for COVID-19 more than twice.