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Uganda’s Coronavirus Cases Rise To 97

The Health Ministry on Monday night made an announcement on it’s official social media pages confirming 8 new cases of coronavirus bringing the total number to 97.

6 samples that tested positive were out of 2,061 truck drivers whereas 2 other cases were from the community confirmed from the rapid assessment survey.

5 truck drivers arrived via Malaba border post while 1 arrived via Mutukula point of entry.

One of the cases is Ugandan truck driver from Mutukula while the other one is from the community, a resident of Kyotera District. These two confirmed cases were among the 185 samples from rapid assessment survey.

Yesterday, three more people were discharged from the hospital bringing the total number of recoveries to fifty five. No one has died among the patients so far.

Despite the increasing number of positive cases among the cargo truck drivers, president Museveni insists that transportation of cargo must remain operating noting that ceasing them could have a very harmful effect on the economy or it would be suicidal since they bring in extremely important goods.

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