COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Cases Rise To 889  As Returnees Start Pouring Into Country

COVID-19 Updates: Uganda Cases Rise To 889 As Returnees Start Pouring Into Country

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By Spy Uganda

Uganda’s Coronavirus infections have risen to 889 after results from 2,170 samples tested on 29 June 2020 confirmed 19 new COVID-19 cases.

According to the Ministry of Health, 11 of the confirmed cases are returnees from Afghanistan who were under quarantine at the time of test. The 8 other cases are from Amuru and Kyotera Districts and it should be noted that  the  total COVID-19 recoveries  in Uganda are 819, with no death recorded.

Statement from the Ministry of Health about the new COVID-19 Cases

The Ministry revealed that a total of 25 truck drivers (15 Kenyans, 7 Tanzanians, 2 Egyptians and 1 Burundian) tested positive for COVID-19 and were handed over to their respective country of origin.

Reports indicate that more than 10.3 million coronavirus cases have been reported worldwide, including at least 505,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Some 16 US states have halted their reopening plans as new cases in at least 36 states are trending upwards compared to the previous week.

The pandemic is far from over and “is actually speeding up,” the World Health Organization’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday.

WHO is sending a team to China next week to better understand how the virus started, Tedros said.

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