COVID-19 cases in Uganda jump to 61

A new COVID-19 positive case has been registered, bringing the number of confirmed cases in Uganda, to 61.

The case was one of the 1,019 samples tested at the Uganda Virus Research Centre in Entebbe on Tuesday.

According to Dr Henry Mwebesa, the director general of health services at the Ministry of Health, the new case is a 32-year-old Kenyan truck driver who came from Kenya via Malaba Border point of entry.

“He did not have any signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19. He was tested as part of the standard procedure for all cargo transporters entering Uganda. Arrangements to evacuate him to Entebbe Hospital are underway,” Dr Mwebesa’s statement reads in part.

He said that World Health Organisations international health regulations require that every case is counted and treated in a country where it was tested and confirmed.

Dr Mwebesa said that it is against this background, that Uganda is required to add the five positive foreign truck drivers to our statistics (i.e one Tanzanian and four Kenyans).

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