Uganda has recorded eighty four new cases of coronavirus, this is so far the highest number registered in just one day ever since the pearl of Africa confirmed it’s first case in March 2020.
According to the Health Ministry, it confirmed on Sunday morning that the new cases brings the total number of coronavirus cases to 413.
Out of these, fifty two cases are cargo truck drivers, fifty of whom arrived from South Sudan through Elegu, whereas 2 arrived from Kenya via Busia border entry point.
On addition to that, thirty two of the new confirmed cases are contacts to previously confirmed cases. All were under quarantine at the time of testing, ‘Ministry of health’s social media statement reads.
Today, 30 May, 2020, 84 new COVID-19 cases confirmed. The total confirmed cases are now 413.
🔺52 cases are truck drivers: 50 arrived from South Sudan via Elegu, while 2 arrived from Kenya via Busia
🔺32 cases are contacts to previously confirmed cases.All were under quarantine
— Ministry of Health- Uganda (@MinofHealthUG) May 30, 2020
Besides, 51 foreign cargo truck drivers whose samples tested positive at the borders were blocked and handed over to their countries of origin respectively.
We have so far got a total number of 72 recoveries and have been discharged from different hospitals.
The number of samples from points of entry were 1,477. Samples from alerts and contacts were 358, making a total of samples tested on Saturday to 1,835.
No deaths has been recorded ever since.
President Museveni is expected to address the nation once again on Monday (1st June 2020) and guide us on the way forward.
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