The new cases were part of 3,386 samples that were tested yesterday. Nine of the confirmed cases were from the community while two were picked from truck drivers at two points of entry
Eleven new Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases have been confirmed, bringing the number of confirmed cases in the country to 859.
The new cases were part of 3,386 samples that were tested yesterday. Nine of the confirmed cases were from the community, while two were picked from truck drivers at two points of entry.
The cases from the community were picked from Amuru and Nwoya. The two cases at points of entry where picked from Mutukula and Busia.
As of 27 June, 2020 a total of 356,000 cases of COVID-19 had been reported on the African continent. 171,000 recoveries and 9,100 deaths have been reported.
Only five African countries have not reported any COVID-19 deaths as of yet. These include: Seychelles, Eritrea, Lesotho, Namibia and Uganda. Uganda has recorded 794 recoveries and no deaths as of today.
Dr Misaki Wanyengera, an epidemiologist and also the head of the COVID-19 Scientific committee says that Uganda's low cases and deaths are as result of acting early.
"Before we got a case, we locked down the country. This has helped up record new cases but it does not mean that we shall not get more cases or even record deaths. If we do not take caution, we shall record some deaths," said Dr. Wayengera.