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One new case of COVID-19 confirmed in Uganda

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The Ministry of Health has confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Uganda out of the 3809 samples tested today Thursday May 7 at the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI).

The new case is a 32 year-old male Tanzanian truck driver who arrived in the country from Tanzania via Mutukula border post.

The total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country now stands at 101

Of the samples, 3091 were from truck drivers at the border points of entry while the 718 were from contacts in the community.

In a press statement, the ministry didn’t explain whether the new patient had any signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

The health ministry is currently testing all truck drivers (cargo transporters) for COVID-19 who came into the country via the various points of entry.

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