Coronavirus Update: Uganda’s COVID-19 cases rise to 98 as another truck driver tests positive

By :
Baluku Geoffrey

KAMPALA – The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the country has risen to 98, after another truck driver tested positive for the disease.

Ministry of Health confirmed that the sample belongs to a 27- year old truck driver from Kenya who entered the country via Busia border point.

The confirmed case was part of 2,168 samples of truck drivers that were tested on Tuesday, May 5 at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) in Entebbe.

According to health minister Dr. Ruth Aceng, all 464 community samples tested from the ongoing community survey came back negative for the disease.

Uganda first announced a COVID-19 positive case on March 21, 2020. Since then the cumulative number has risen to 98 cases. Out of this number, 55 have since been discharged after they recovered.

Elsewhere, as of May 5, 2020, Kenya has 535 confirmed cases of COVID-19, out this number 182 have been discharged after they recovered while 24 have succumbed to the virus.

In Tanzania 480 cases has so far been confirmed, out of this number 16 have died while 167 recovered and were discharged. For Rwanda 261 cases have been recorded, out of this number 129 have since been discharged after they recovered.

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