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18 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed

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Four of the new cases were truck drivers who entered the country through the Elegu border point, two others entered through Malaba and 12 cases were from alerts and contacts of truck drivers. Of the 12, cases from contacts and alerts, eight were from Amuru district, three were from Buikwe and one from Kyotera district.
03 Jun 2020 12:15
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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country has increased to 507 after 18 samples tested positive for the infectious disease.

Four of the new cases were truck drivers who entered the country through the Elegu border point, two others entered through Malaba and 12 cases were from alerts and contacts of truck drivers. Of the 12,  cases from contacts and alerts, eight were from Amuru district, three were from Buikwe and one from Kyotera district.

From the samples tested yesterday, 21 truck drivers who tested positive were sent back to their countries of origin.  13 of the drivers were Kenyans, three were Tanzanians while four were Eritreans. One driver was from the Democratic Republic of Congo. So far 437 truck drivers have been exited after testing positive for COVID-19.

Globally there are 6,272,098 confirmed cases of coronavirus disease and 379,044 deaths. Most of the cases and resultant deaths have been recorded in the America's, Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean zones. The African Continent has recorded 111,486 cases so far, according to the WHO dashboard.

To try and limit community spread to the disease, the health ministry has started testing both its staff and journalists, who come into contact with groups of people that are suspected to have the virus.

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