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UGANDA CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: Uganda’s coronavirus cases shoot to 227 as 24 truck drivers test positive

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Uganda has risen to 227 after 24 truck drivers tested positive.

This is the second highest number of infections that the country has recorded in one day.

The new cases are part of the 2044 samples from truck drivers that were tested on Saturday.

They include 4, Ugandans, 14 Kenyans, 6 Tanzanians.

They arrived via Mutukula, Malaba and Elegu borders. Further details about the positive cases are yet to be released by the Health Ministry.

The total number of truck drivers who have so far tested positive for Covid-19 in Uganda is 167.

Out of the 2044, 115 samples were tested at Mutukula while 1,375 tested at UVRI, Entebbe.

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