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COVID-19 Updates: Uganda's COVID-19 Cases Rise to 160


By Rogers Wanambwa 

KIU, Main Campus – Yesterday, May 21, 15 new cases of COVID-19 were registered by the Ministry of Health in the country. 

"Today, 21 May 2020, 15 new COVID-19 cases confirmed bringing the total confirmed cases to 160. All new cases are Ugandans: 10 cases are truck drivers who arrived via Elegu while 5 cases are among community samples. All community cases were under quarantine at the time of testing. All 5 cases among the community samples are contacts to previously confirmed truck drivers." Tweeted Dr Jane Ruth Aceng, the Minister of Health.  

All the foreign cases were handed over to their respective countries. 

"21 positive foreign truck drivers handed over to their country of origin. COVID-19 recoveries: 66. Samples of truck drivers tested today: 2,101. Samples from community, contacts and alerts: 628. Total samples tested today: 2,729," tweeted Dr Henry Mwebesa, Director General Health Services at the Ministry of Health. 

Truck drivers continue to be the major COVID-19 threat to the country and the Ministry of Health and government have of recent introduced a number of measures aimed at eliminating this problem.

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