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Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Jump to 139


The number of Uganda’s COVID-19 cases has risen to 139 after 13 truck drivers tested positive on Wednesday.

The new cases include seven Ugandans, five Kenyans and one Eritrean who arrived from Tanzania, South Sudan and Kenya via Mutukula, Elegu and Malaba border posts.

Makeshift Covid-19 Screening Center At Elegu

These are part of 2,104 samples that were tested at the Uganda Virus Research Institute.

This brings the number of infected truck drivers registered to over 70, according to the health ministry. They are now being tracked.

So far, over 2,000 contacts of all the other truck drivers who tested positive earlier have been followed up by the ministry of health.

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