Uganda on Friday registered the highest number of covid-19 cases since first case was reported in the country.
Results of samples tested on 8 May, confirmed 13 new COVID-19 cases from 2,421 samples of truck drivers.
“Out of the 13 new cases, seven are Kenyans, 04 are Ugandans and two are Tanzanians’’ the ministry said in brief statement on Saturday morning
The Health Ministry said tracking them has commenced and the public will be informed. The Ministry said all 740 community samples tested negative for COVID-19.
According to the Health Ministry Permanent Secretary, Dr Diana Atwine, they are working hard to ensure that the testing kicks off at the border points
Meanwhile, Kenya’s total number of confirmed cases of the Covid-19 coronavirus disease rose to 621 on Friday, with the announcement of 14 more positive test results.
Health Chief Administrative Secretary (CAS) Rashid Aman said all the new patients were Kenyans and that 10 were from Nairobi.
In Ghana, More than 500 workers at an industrial facility in Ghana have tested positive for the coronavirus, the country’s health service said on Friday, as total cases jumped by nearly 30% in a single day. –Reuters reported.
The health service did not name the facility, where it said in a statement that 533 out 1,300 workers had tested positive. The overall number of cases in Ghana rose to 4,012, including 18 deaths, from 3,091 on Thursday.