With 84 New Covid-19 Cases, Uganda Records Biggest Single-Day Spike Ever


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Uganda has Saturday 30 May confirmed 84 new COVID-19 cases, raising the country’s tally to 413.

According to the Ministry of Health, the total number of samples tested was 1,835. Of these, 358 were from alerts and contacts of previously confirmed cases while 1,477 were from border points.

“52 new cases are truck drivers. 50 of these arrived from South Sudan through Elegu border point, while 2 arrived from Kenya via Busia,” reads the statement.

32 of the new confirmed cases were contacts to previously confirmed cases. All were under quarantine at the time of test.

51 foreign truck drivers who tested positive were handed over to their country of origin

Uganda has so far registered 72 recoveries and no covid-19 related death.

However, Uganda faces a new aggressive threat from South Sudan as the new hotspot for Covid-19 contagion.  Ugandan drivers who cross to South Sudan test positive upon their return through Elegu border point.

There are increasing concerns about possible community transmission in Elegu.

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