Uganda’s coronavirus cases rise to 85 as another Kenyan truck driver, Masindi man test positive for COVID-19

Two new coronavirus infections have been identified on Friday May 1 bringing Uganda’s total cases to 85, the Ministry of Health have said.

Two cases are of a 35 year old Kenyan male truck driver who arrived to Uganda via Busia border and a Uganda Male from Masindi District who was confirmed from the rapid assessment survey.

Ministry of Health says tracking system shows Tue Kenyan truck driver returned to his home country.

“The Ministry is conducting the rapid assessment survey among high risk groups to establish community transmission of COVID-19, the ministry has added.l and that all samples from the survey are tested at Makerere University laboratory.

Out of 2,454 samples tested at UVRIug, all 399 samples from the community tested negative for COVID-19.

To-date, 27 truck drivers have tested positive for COVID-19; of these 17 truck drivers have returned to their respective countries while 10 are admitted at different hospitals according to official figures.

Total discharges 52 with no registered COVID-19 related death.


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