By Rogers Wanambwa
KIU Main Campus - On 31st May 2020, Uganda's Ministry of Health announced the first cases of Coronavirus among its health workers.
The confirmed cases included three nurses, two doctors, and two senior level staff, all of whom are currently admitted at Entebbe Grade B and Mulago National Specialised Hospitals.
"3 of the health workers were confirmed among samples tested yesterday 30 May, 2020. Four others were confirmed today making the total COVID-19 case count 417," the Ministry tweeted.
Also, on 30th May, Uganda registered the highest number of COVID-19 cases in a single day, 84.
"Today, 30 May, 2020, 84 new COVID-19 cases confirmed bringing the total confirmed cases to 413. 52 new cases are truck drivers: 50 arrived via Elegu, while 2 arrived via Busia. 32 cases are contacts to previously confirmed cases. All were under quarantine at the time of test," tweeted Dr. Acheng via the weekend.
The total COVID-19 case count in Uganda as of 1st June 2020 was 417, with 72 recoveries.