Uganda reports 19 new COVID-19 cases as total reaches 724

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Uganda’s ministry of health on Tuesday said it has registered 19 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 724.

Out of the 2,212 samples from cross-border cargo truck drivers and community tested over the last 24 hours, six Ugandan truck drivers and 13 contacts and alert cases tested positive for the virus.

According to the ministry, 25 foreign truck drivers who tested positive for COVID-19 at Uganda’s points of entry were handed over to their countries of origin.

A total of 52 patients were discharged from various hospitals after successful treatment, bringing the total number of recoveries to 351. The country has not registered any virus-related death.

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