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Uganda’s COVID-19 Cases Rise to 160

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country has risen to 160 after 21 people tested positive, according to results released by the Uganda Virus Research Institute.

The new cases, part of 1,896 samples that were tested today, include Ugandans, Kenyans, Tanzanians and South Sudanese who arrived via Mutukula, Busia and Elegu borders.

Today’s positive cases all made up of truck drivers bring the number of those who have tested positive to 100.

This is the highest number of infections that the country has recorded in one day.

Meanwhile, Two COVID-19 positive truck drivers have been admitted in Lira Treatment Centre.

The admitted drivers; one who was heading to Kampala and another who was heading to Kenya, had entered the country through Elegu Border Post.

Upon posting positive results, they were tracked and intercepted from Kamdini Town Council and taken to Lira Regional Referral Hospital Mental Unit for treatment.

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