Health Ministry Records 23 New COVID-19 Cases To Push Uganda’s Tally To 198

The minister for health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has led the fight against COVID19 in Uganda The minister for health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng has led the fight against COVID19 in Uganda INTERNET PHOTO/Twitter/MoH

Uganda’s tally of recorded COVID-19 cases was pushed to 198 after the ministry of health Saturday night announced that it had documented 23 new COVID-19 positive cases.

"19 new cases are truck drivers who arrived via Elegu and Busia while 4 cases are contacts to previously confirmed truck drivers. All contacts were under quarantine at the time of test," the ministry announced.

The ministry also announced that 38 positive foreign truck drivers were handed over to their country of origin. It didn’t reveal the nationality of these drivers.

The ministry also revealed that 851 samples were tested from points of entry while 336 samples were from community and contacts. The total samples tested Saturday was 1,187. 

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