KAMPALA —13 cross-border cargo truck drivers tested positive for COVID-19 in Uganda Wednesday, taking the countrywide total of COVID-19 infections to 139, the health ministry said in a statement.
Out of the 1,741 samples collected from truck drivers, 13 tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the statement added
The new cases include 7 Ugandans and 5 Kenyans and 1 Eritrean who arrived in the country from Tanzania, South Sudan and Kenya via Mutukula, Elegy and Malaba checkpoints.
“All 363 community samples have tested negative for COVID-19,” the statement added.
A total of 2104 samples have been analyzed on Wednesday.
Of the 139 confirmed COVID-19 cases, at least 61 have recovered, according to the ministry