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MoH Confirms 11 New COVID-19 cases

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The Ministry of Health has confirmed 11 new cases of COVID-19 from samples that were tested on Monday. The total confirmed cases are now 657.

All new confirmed cases are Ugandans, comprising five truck drivers from Malaba in Eastern Uganda and Elegu, in the north. The other six are contacts and alerts from Amuru and Kyotera Districts. According to the Ministry, All samples of health workers taken on Monday tested negative for COVID-19.

However, the World Health Organisation has cautioned that the COVID-19 situation is worsening globally, with a major increase in the number of cases and deaths recorded.

Data from WHO shows that in the last nine days, 100,000 new cases were reported globally on a daily basis.

Dr Monica Musenero, an epidemiologist and a senior presidential advisor on epidemics says that with cases in the community, Uganda is about to start experiencing the pandemic.

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