Ugandan Truck Driver Tests Positive for COVID-19, infections rise to 75

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Baluku Geoffrey

KAMPALA – The Health ministry has announced one new positive case of the coronavirus out of 1,533 samples that were tested on Friday April 24, 2020.

The new case is a 43 year-old Ugandan male truck driver who arrived back in the country from Kenya via Malaba border, health minister Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng posted on twitter.

Of the samples tested at Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) yesterday, 1,116 were from truck drivers at the border points of entry while 417 were from contacts in the community.

Without giving further details, the minister said, the “total confirmed COVID-19 cases now stands at 75.”

Uganda remains one of the few countries that has not registered any death related to COVID-19.

According the the health ministry, 41 patients recovered and were discharged while the remaining active cases are all in stable condition at different designated hospitals.

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