Uganda’s Coronavirus cases rise to 203

43 truck drivers have tested positive for Coronavirus last evening pushing Uganda’s confirmed Covid-19 cases to 203.

The new cases, the highest number recorded in a single day so far which include 11 Kenyans, 5 Tanzanians, 17 Ugandans, 2 Burundians, and 4 Eritreans who entered Uganda via various border entry points at Mutukula, Busia and Elegu.

Other One case is of unknown nationality.

A breakdown of the cases per border post indicates that 28 infections were identified at Elegu border 15 Ugandans, 9 Kenyans and 4 Eritreans.

The six cases identified at Mutukula border include 5 Tanzanians, 1 Burundian while the eight coronavirus infections at Malaba include 5 Kenyans, 2 Ugandans and1 Burundian national.

The Ministry also identified one person whose nationality isn’t known.

A total of 1,838 samples were tested last evening and all 720 community samples tested negative for the pandemic according to the Ministry of Health.

The total number of recoveries has also increased to 63 cases.

Last evening’s positive cases, all made up of truck drivers bring the number of those who have tested positive to 143.

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Abitegeka Gerald

The News Editor ,Reporter at Kagadi Kibaale community Radio

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