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Uganda reports 40 COVID-19 total cases rise to 457

The ministry of Health confirms forty (40) new COVID 19 cases from 1,319 samples tested on Sunday 31 May 2020.  All confirmed cases are Ugandans. Twenty three (23) of the new confirmed cases are from 933 samples from points of Entry while seventeen (17) are from 326 samples of contacts and alerts. The total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda is now 457.

Additionally, thirty one (31) foreign truck drivers (11 Tanzanians, 19 Kenyans and 1 Eritrean) tested positive for COVID-19 and were handed back to their respective countries of origin.

Confirmed cases Distribution   

  1. Twenty (20) of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who arrived from South Sudan through Elegu Point of entry
  2. Two (2) of the confirmed cases are truck drivers who arrived from Tanzania though Mutukula border entry
  3. One (1) of the confirmed cases is a truck who arrived through Padea Point of entry
  4. Seventeen (17) of the confirmed cases are contacts to previously confirmed cases. These include: 2 from Gulu, 1 from Lira, 3 from Amudat, 3 from Wakiso, 2 from Amuru, 1 from Yumbe, 2 from Zombo, 3 from nebbei Districts

Currently, there are 3030 admitted COVID-19 confirmed cases in 15 Referral Hospitals in the country. All are in stable condition.

To date, Uganda has registered a total of 72 COVID-19 recoveries and COVID-19 related death recorded.

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