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Coronavirus - Uganda: Update on the COVID-19 Outbreak in Uganda

Coronavirus - Uganda: Update on the COVID-19 Outbreak in Uganda

The Ministry of Health confirms four (4) new COVID-19 cases from samples that were tested on 19th May 2020. Two of the new confirmed cases are from SOO community samples while the other 2 cases are from 1,728 samples from truck drivers. The total number of tests carried out were 2,228. The total number of COVID-19 confirmed cases is now 264. Thirty six (36) foreign truck drivers who tested positive were handed back to their countries of origin

Confirmed Cases

  1. A 28 year old Ugandan male, resident of Buikwe District and is a contact to one of the previously confirmed truck driver.
  2. A 26 year old Ugandan male, resident of Kyambogo, Kampala and is a contact to one of the previously confirmed truck driver. He was under quarantine at the time of confirmation and is currently admitted at China-Uganda Friendship Hospital, Naguru
  3. Two Ugandan male truck drivers who arrived from Tanzania via Mutukula. Both of them are currently admitted at Masaka Regional Referral Hospital.

Additionally, the thirty-six (36) foreign truck drivers include; 17 Tanzanians, 15 Kenyans, 3 Eritreans and 1 Burundian who tested positive for COVID-19.

Currently, there are 80 admitted COVID-19 confirmed cases and all are in stable condition. To-date, Uganda has registered a total of 65 COVID•19 recoveries and no COVID-19 related death recorded.


Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health – Republic of Uganda.Ministry of Health - Republic of Uganda
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