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Two more COVID-19 cases confirmed in Uganda total to 85

KAMPALA — The Ministry of Health has on Friday May 1 confirmed two new cases of coronavirus, taking Uganda’s tally to 85 cumulative infections.

The Ministry of Health explained that the two infections were identified following the analysis of 2,953 samples taken from truck drivers and community.

The confirmed cases include a 35 year old Kenyan male truck driver who arrived to Uganda via Busia border post.

“Our tracking system shows that he returned to Kenya,” the ministry said in a statement on Twitter adding that other case is a Ugandan male from Masindi District.

The ministry said the Masindi man was identified during the rapid assessment survey that the Ministry is conducting to establish community transmission of COVID-19.

Out of the 2,454 samples tested, all 399 samples from the community tested negative for COVID-19

To-date, 27 truck drivers have tested positive for COVID-19; of these 17 truck drivers have returned to their respective countries while 10 are admitted at different hospitals in Uganda

A total of 15 active COVID-19 cases are admitted in hospital and in stable condition, the ministry said

In Africa, the coronavirus had infected at least 39,910 and killed over 1,640, according to Worldometer’s count on May 1.

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