COVID-19 UPDATE: Uganda infections jump to 81 with two new cases on Wednesday

The Ministry of Health has on Wednesday 29 confirmed two COVID-19 positive cases, taking Uganda’s tally to 81.

Both cases are male 24 year old Ugandan and 21 year old Burundian refugee who were drawn from 299 samples tested among the community and individuals under quarantine.

Ministry said the duo who is at Rakai Hospital is a contact of a confirmed Burundian refugee.

“Today, we got 2 positives out of 2002 cases tested .These were under quarantine at the time of testing .These were the contacts of one positive .The total number is now at 81,” Ministry of Health PS Diana Atwine Tweeted.

A day before, health officials had tested a total of 2400 samples which all returned negatives results.

Uganda has registered 81 cases of coronavirus by Wednesday, April 29.

A breakdown of this statistic includes 53 Ugandans, one Canadian, one Indian resident, two Chinese, two Burundian, nine Kenyans and 13 Tanzanians.

About 15000 people tested in Uganda have been found to be negative of coronavirus.

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