Nine frontline health workers in Uganda’s capital Kampala have tested positive for COVID-19, the Ministry of Health said Saturday.

The ministry said in a tweet that the infected health workers are part of the 36 new COVID-19 cases registered in the country in the last 24 hours.

“All new confirmed cases are Ugandans and among alerts and contacts. All contacts to previously confirmed cases were under quarantine at the time of test,” it said, noting that 11 foreigners from earlier collected samples tested positive for COVID-19. Foreigners are not included in Uganda’s national tally.

The nine new infected frontline health workers bring the total of infected health personnel to 16.

The country now has a total tally of 593 cases, with 82 recoveries and no deaths registered, according to the ministry. Enditem


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