Uganda Records Highest One-Day Rise in COVID-19 Cases as 21 Truck Drivers Test Positive


Uganda has on Thursday 14 May recorded the sharpest rise in Coronavirus cases with 21 new confirmed cases from 1,593 samples of truck drivers.

According to the Ministry of Health, the new cases include Ugandans, Kenyans, Tanzanians and South Sudanese who arrived via Mutukula, Busia and Elegu borders.
“All 303 community samples have tested negative for COVID-19,” the Ministry posted on their social media pages.
The first single-day jump in COVID-19 cases was in March when nine members of the Watoto Children’s choir tested positive for Coronavirus. The second jump was recent when 13 truck drivers tested positive.The risk truck drivers poses to the spread of Coronavirus is a matter of widespread concern.Ugandans on social media are agitated by the news that 21 more truck drivers have tested positive today, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 160.

Uganda has registered 63 recoveries and no death. The country has severally been commended for limiting the outbreak of the pandemic.

During her routine update on Covid-19 that she held on Thursday afternoon, the Minister of Health – Jane Ruth Aceng said there was no evidence of community transmission in Uganda.


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