Uganda’s confirmed covid-19 cases have risen to 139- the ministry of Health has announced.
A total of 2,104 samples were tested on Wednesday and all the 363 community samples tested negative.
“Today, 13 May 2020, 13 new COVID-19 cases confirmed from 1,741 samples of truck drivers bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 139,” the Health Ministry announced on Wednesday night.
The new cases are 07 Ugandans, 05 Kenyans and 01 Eritrean truck drivers who arrived from Tanzania, South Sudan and Kenya via Mutukula, Elegu and Malaba border points.
Meanwhile, Kenya registered Kenya 22 new cases and 4 new deaths to take its total to 737 confirmed cases and 40 deaths.
Rwanda recorded one new case to rise its national tally to 287. Tanzania’s cases still stand at 509 with the last update coming in on April 29.
South Sudan reported 9 new cases to rise its national tally to 203.
In the other news, Kenya has turned back 25 truck drivers who tested positive for Covid-19 at the Namanga border point, the Health ministry said Wednesday.
The foreigners included 23 Tanzanians, a Ugandan and a Rwandese, Health Health Chief Administrative Secretary Rashid Aman said.