Uganda reports 43 new cases of COVID-19 with total tally of 203

Saturday, May 16th, 2020 00:48 |
Photo taken shows a cargo truck from Tanzania awaiting clearance at the Mutukula border point in Mutukula, Uganda. Uganda on Friday reported 43 new cases of COVID-19 with a total tally of 203. (Xinhua/Nicholas Kajoba)


Uganda has reported 43 new cases of COVID-19, taking its total to 203, the east African country's health ministry said on Friday.

The ministry said in a statement that the 43 cases have tested positive for the virus of the 1,838 samples collected from cross-border truck drivers in the past 24 hours.

The new cases include 17 Ugandans, 14 Kenyans, five Tanzanians, four Eritreans, two Burundians and one with unknown nationality.

All 720 community samples have tested negative for COVID-19, said the statement.

Of the 203 confirmed COVID-19 cases, at least 63 have recovered and no deaths have been registered, according to the ministry. (Xinhua)

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