COVID-19: Uganda records 21 new cases, total cases rise to 160

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The total of COVID-19 confirmed cases in Uganda has risen to 160 -the ministry of health announced on Thursday night.

This is after the Ministry confirmed 21 new cases from 1,593 samples of truck drivers.

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“Today, 14th May 2020, 21 new COVID-19 cases confirmed from 1,593 samples of truck drivers. This brings the total number of COVID-19 cases to 160 in Uganda,” the Ministry announced on Thursday night.

The new cases include Ugandans, Kenyans, Tanzanians and South Sudanese who arrived via Mutukula, Busia and Elegu.

A total of 1,896 samples were tested and all 303 community samples tested negative. The total number of recoveries have also increased to 63 cases.
Meanwhile, Minister Ruth Aceng has warned that the gains so far achieved, would to go waste, if lifting of COVID-19 lockdown is done haphazardly
She made the remarks while addressing journalists at the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation auditorium in Kampala on Thursday May 14 2020.

members of the public have in the recent past, urged government to ease restrictions put in place to prevent further spread of Coronavirus to enable them earn a living.
In Kenya, cases rose to 758 after another 21 new cases out of the 1,486 samples and 2 new deaths were registered on Thursday. Kenya’s recoveries rose by three to 284.

On Thursday, Rwanda recorded no new case out of the 895 samples tested while 4 more patients recovered from coronavirus to take the total number of recoveries at 168. There were no updates from Burundi and Tanzania whose cases still stand at 15 and 509 cases respectively.

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