Health Minister, Dr.Jane Ruth Acen.

 

The Ministry of Health has announced that 24 #Covid-19 cases have tested positive from 2558 samples and are all from truck drivers from the East African countries

The 24 new cases bring the total #Covid-19 cases to 227.

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“Today, 16 May, 2020, 24 new #COVID-19 cases confirmed from 2,044 samples of truck drivers. This brings the total number of #COVID-19 cases to 227 in Uganda.
Elegu: 3 Ugandans, 2 Kenyans, Mutukula: 6 Tanzanians, 1 Ugandan, Malaba: 12 Kenyans”
On Friday, the Health Ministry posted “Today, 15 May, 2020, 43 new COVID-19 cases confirmed from 1,838 samples of truck drivers. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 203 in Uganda. All 720 community samples have tested negative for COVID-19”

63 Ugandans and some foreign truck drivers have been discharged after successfully undergoing treatment.

Cases of Coronavirus were first reported in December last year in the Chinese city of Wuhan where it originated before hitting other parts of the world.