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COVID-19 Updates: 14 More Ugandans Test Positive for Coronavirus


By Stuart Bogere

KIU Main Campus - Uganda has registered 14 new cases of COVID-19 according to a statement by the Director of Public Health at the Ministry of Health, Dr.Henry Mwebesa. The new cases were from the 3,103 samples tested yesterday.

Of the 14 cases, 11 are truck drivers and 3 are contacts and alerts from Kyotera, Amuru and Luwero districts.

According to Ministry of Health, regarding the Ugandan truck drivers, 9 arrived from Kenya through Malaba, 1 arrived from South Sudan via Elegy border point and 1 arrived from Tanzania through Mutukura border point.

Dr. Mwebesa says that 43 foreign truck drivers from Tanzania and Kenya tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points and were not permitted  to enter Uganda.

He however stresses that there are 206 cases on admission, 177 of whom are Ugandans, 25 are foreigners and 5 are refugees.  It is important note that foreigners and refugees are admitted in Uganda's health centers but not captured in the vumulative confirmed COVID-19 cases.

To date, Uganda has registered a total of 892 including Ugandans and non-Ugandans and no COVID-19 related death has been recorded in a cumulative total of 210,446 tests done.