Uganda’s virus cases now 85

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Two new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Uganda.

The confirmed cases are: a 35-year-old Kenyan male truck driver who arrived via Busia border.

The Health ministry tracking system shows that he returned to Kenya.

Another case is a Ugandan male from Masindi District, who was confirmed from the rapid assessment survey.

The Ministry is conducting the rapid assessment survey among high risk groups to establish community transmission of COVID-19.

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All samples from the survey are tested at Makerere University laboratory.

COVID-19 confirmed cases are now 85.

Out of 2,454 samples tested at Uganda Virus Research Institute, all 399 samples from the community tested negative for COVID-19.

To-date, 27 truck drivers have tested positive for COVID-19; of these 17 truck drivers have returned to their respective countries while 10 are admitted at different hospitals.

Total discharges are 52.

Uganda has NOT registered any COVID-19 related death, to date.

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