Uganda reports 5 new COVID-19 cases, raising total to 121

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Uganda Virus Research Institute continues to receive and test more samples of the suspected cases of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
By :
Baluku Geoffrey

KAMPALA – Uganda on Sunday reported 5 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total number to 121, the country’s health ministry said.

The newly infected COVID-19 cases are 2 Ugandan and 3 Kenyan truck drivers who arrived via Elegu and Malaba Points of Entry.

According to health minister Dr Ruth Aceng, a total of 1,839 samples were tested at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) on Sunday, May 10, 2020. Out of 1,498 samples from truck drivers, 5 tested positive. All 341 samples from the community tested negative for COVID-19.

To date, the ministry has tested a total of 56,767 samples. Of these, 31 truckers who tested positive returned to their respective countries.

The Health ministry also announced that so far, a total 55 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals throughout the country.

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