KAMPALA — The Ministry of Health has confirmed 14 new COVID-19 cases including five community infections from Kampala.
The new cases have pushed Uganda’s total to 755 cumulative infections.
The new cases include 5 truck drivers identified from different border entries including 2 from Busia, Mirama Hills (1) Bunagana (1) and Lia (1).
Others are community infections which include contacts and alerts.
Of these five have been identified from Kampala, Kyotera (3) and Nebbi (1).
“All contacts to previously confirmed cases were under quarantine at the time of test,” the health ministry indicated in a statement.
The authorities also blocked 27 foreign truck drivers who tested positive for COVID-19. These were returned to their respective countries
In the latest update, the Ministry of Health says total recoveries have reached 492.
Entebbe Regional Referral Hospital on Thursday June 19 discharged 44 truck drivers who recovered from the Coronavirus.
The patients, all long-distance truck drivers were the second biggest number of recovered patients being discharged the same day from one facility ever since Uganda recorded its first case on March 21.
On Monday, 47 truck drivers, the biggest number across the country were discharged from the same hospital.
While presiding over the ceremony to discharge the recovered patients at Entebbe Hospital, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health , Dr. Diana Atwine said that the latest discharge of 44 patients shows that the hospital is doing a commendable job