Covid-19: Uganda's cases rise to 116

Sunday May 10 2020

An Ugandan health officer on April 29, 2020 takes samples for testing the Covid-19 coronavirus from a truck driver at the Kenya-Uganda border at Malaba. Two more truck drivers tested positive for the virus on May 9, 2020. PHOTO | BRIAN ONGORO | AFP


Two more truckers have tested positive for coronavirus in Uganda bringing the country’s total number of confirmed cases to 116, the Ministry of Health has said.

The confirmed cases are among 1,913 truck drivers whose samples were tested on Saturday.

“The new cases are: 40-year-old Kenyan and 30-year-old Uganda truck drivers who arrived via Malaba and Mirama Hills point of entry, respectively. Efforts to track them are underway,” the Ministry said in a statement on their social media platforms.

All 652 samples from members of the community tested negative for the virus.

“Total samples tested today: 2, 565,” the statement added.

To date, the ministry has tested a total of 56,767 samples. Of these, 31 truckers who tested positive returned to their respective countries.


The Health ministry also announced that so far, 55 people have recovered.