The patient is a Ugandan truck driver, 43, who entered Uganda from Kenya via Malaba border entry point.
The patient was among the 1,116 samples that were taken from truck drivers and tested yesterday on Friday (24th-April-2020).
Minister of health Dr Jane Ruth Aceng confirmed that a total number of 1,533 samples were tested on 24th April 2020 and results of only one person came back positive.
1 new COVID-19 case confirmed, today among the 1,116 samples of truck drivers. The new case is a Ugandan driver who arrived from Kenya via Malaba.
All 417 samples in the community tested negative. Total samples tested today are 1,533.
Total confirmed COVID-19 cases now 75.
— Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng (@JaneRuth_Aceng) April 24, 2020
According to her tweet, 1,533 are the total samples taken as of Friday, the 417 samples in the community returned negative, total number of confirmed coronavirus cases as of now stands at 75.
However, the Ugandan truck driver becomes the 18th truck driver who has tested positive for the deadly virus. The ministry of health experienced a sudden increase of coronavirus cases by 11 on Thursday and all these were truck drivers including 5 Kenyan truck drivers and 6 Tanzanian truck drivers.
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