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Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Rise to 833

Health Minister, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng At Elegu Border Post

12 new COVID-19 cases have been reported bringing the number of cases in the country to 833.

The positive cases were picked from over 2,113 samples that were tested from different testing centres.

Ten of the cases are contacts of people who tested positive for the disease while two of the cases were from truck drivers at the Malaba point of entry.

The community cases were from Kyotera, Amuru, Tororo, Buikwe and Luweero districts.

Dr Henry Mwebesa, the Director-General of health services says all the contacts that tested positive are receiving care at different health facilities.

According to the health minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the community cases being reported are a sign that the disease has spread in communities unlike before when it was limited to a few groups who had traveled outside the country and truck drivers.

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