The Ministry of Health has confirmed that Uganda now has a total of 657 Corona Virus19 cases. On Sunday 7th of June the Ministry had confirmed 30 new cases bringing the total then to 647.
The total number of frontline health workers who have so far tested positive currently stands at 22.
According to the results announced on Monday, 5 out of the 30 new cases are truck drivers who arrived via Elegu and Busia border points,3 security personnel while 18 are alerts and contacts to previously confirmed cases from Amuru, Tororo, Buikwe, Kyankwanzi, Arua, Buliisa, Kisoro, Wakiso and Kampala districts.
Additional, 51 foreign truck drivers who tested positive for the virus were handed over to the authorities of the countries of origin. These were from Kenya (43), Tanzania (4), Burundi (3) and Eritrea (1).
However, the updated figure now on its official website stands at 657 meaning that between Sunday and today Tuesday 9th of June another 10 Ugandans tested positive.
Out of this 657, the number of the active cases is 303 and 118 recoveries and 0 deaths.
The government has so far tested 84 576 people many of whom are high risk travellers numbering 1,550.
To date the number of foreign truck drivers who have tested positive and returned to their countries of origin are 437.